About Our All-Day Montessori Programs
Our All-Day Montessori Program has been specially designed to meet the needs of working parents. Our “Core Time” runs from 9:00 am. to 3:00 pm each day. In addition parents can choose to extend their child’s time with us to include additional before and / or after school activities. We are open as early as 6:30 am and as late as 6:00 pm.
Montessori classrooms offer children the benefits of a mixed age environment. Giving the children the gift and variety of a rich multi-year age group is one of our strengths. Each classroom becomes an inviting, wonderful large family. Younger or less skilled children benefit by seeing and being motivated by older or more skilled children. Older children benefit by feeling the joy of being helpers and teachers for the less skilled ones. Every child is more skilled in something. Being successful in assisting another child develops “real” self-esteem.
We integrate a quality Montessori environment with extended play activities throughout the day. This integrated approach gives the children access to trained teachers, a variety of materials and a relaxed environment in which to develop at their own pace.
Another big plus of this system is the consistency and emotional stability provided by keeping the children in this same mixed – age group over several years. Our program offers the children a consistent social environment in which to develop friends and build a sense of personal responsibility, belonging and pride.
As a school we place high value on the process of growing into a responsible and capable adult who truly enjoys life. We strive to support the children and their families in this worthwhile endeavor.
1 - 3 years
Children’s Garden has developed a Montessori Program that is specifically designed to meet the needs of toddlers. Our Toddler Community has two classrooms, The Nest and The Branch. Each classroom has 14 children enrolled and three teachers. These rooms are designed for a mixed age group of children from 1 year to approximately 3 years of age. The central goal of our toddler rooms is to provide the children with opportunities to expand their understanding about themselves in relation to their world.
3 - 6 years
This unique period is designed to take advantage of the sensitive period when children can absorb information from an enriched environment. At this level the children begin to gain the skills of concentration, coordination, and develop working habits that will help them achieve in the later grades. They begin to learn how to manage their time and gain a sense of personal responsibility for what they do and accomplish.
6 -8 years
Our program is based on the importance of a consistent environment where the children can receive individual as well as small group instruction. Each child receives instruction relative to their current skill level.