We only offer 5 days a week in a half day or full day program. Consistency and routine follow the natural development of the children in this age range, and allows them to learn and reach their full potential. This fully supports the Montessori Education method.
At the moment we don’t have a summer program, and have a 9 month school year similar to the public schools in the area.
We offer before-care starting at 7:30 AM, and after-care starting at 3:00 PM, until 5:00 PM
Your child needs to be potty trained or almost potty trained, meaning that we can help with pullups if they are half day students, or when they only need pullups for nap time. The best age to start school is when your child is 2 ½ or 3 years old.
The preferred time for calls or visits to the school is after 3 pm.
There is no involvement required, but parents can participate in the weekly snack, the weekly laundry and in supporting the school events. (There are about 7 events throughout the school year)
The morning program includes Spanish vocabulary enrichment and songs during the circle time. This is reinforced with Spanish immersion moments on the individual or group level, where children are given instructions in Spanish utilizing their known vocabulary and more throughout the day.
Children who don’t nap anymore and are able to sustain attention to work independently can start the afternoon session. (Usually after they are 4 years old) The child participating in the afternoon program is also ready academically; he/she has progressed enough in his lessons sequence to be ready for more challenging independent work.
We have two adults: one teacher and one aide. The classroom can have up to a maximum of 24 children. This is the approved ratio for a multi-age classroom.