Programs at Childtowne Montessori

Now offering Montessori instruction and philosophy from 7:00am to 6:00pm, ensuring a consistent and balanced day for your child!

The Montessori Toddler Program is open to children ages 18 months to 3 years. Half-day (9:00am - 12:00pm) and full day (9:00am - 3:00pm) classes are available for three, four, or five-day enrollment.

Our community is warm and nurturing with a focus on “following the child.” Through the Montessori philosophy, a Montessori-trained teacher guides the young child in cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. Children learn at their own pace and interest. Children during these ages experience a “sensitive period” for routine and order that we encourage within the environment. This fosters security and independence within the child that in turn allows for a much-needed sense of freedom and growth. When these developmental needs are fulfilled the toddler can find purpose and peace in their day. If possible, we encourage the child to begin their Montessori journey here.

Weekly Music and Movement class enriches the experience for the children in the toddler community.

Girl painting a pumpkin

The Montessori Primary Program accepts students from 3 years of age through kindergarten. Half-day (9:00am - 12:00pm) and full day (9:00am - 3:00pm) classes are available for three to five-day enrollment.

The Montessori Primary Classroom is an impressive, cooperative community that is led by a Montessori trained teacher. Each multi-age classroom spans the age ranges of 3 to 6-year-old’s. This is a traditional aspect of the Montessori environment. Children are supported to learn at their own pace and our teachers are dedicated and trained to “following the child.” This approach allows the child to enjoy their own process and accomplishments rather than being restricted by a “one size fits all” curriculum.

The teachers pay attention to the different “sensitive periods” that a child experiences in order to capitalize on their interests. Older children often help and inspire the younger members of the community. This dynamic encourages and reinforces early social skills and provides welcomed leadership opportunities. These are just some of the reasons our environment instills a strong self-confidence and unparalleled love of learning in the child. The teachers in the classroom serve as the link between the children and the materials, giving individual lessons on all the Montessori works and keeping meticulous records of the child’s growth. The main areas of the Montessori classroom include Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Culture (science, geography and history).

In addition to our Montessori instruction the children enjoy weekly Spanish and Music classes. Parents are welcome to come and participate in these specials.

Collaborative children's art based on Kandinsky

The Montessori Kindergarten Program is a full-day program open to those students eligible for kindergarten in their home district and who have been recommended by their preschool teacher regarding readiness. This year combines opportunity for the advanced Montessori curriculum along with traditional educational activities to prepare for a smooth transition to first grade. This program is unique because it allows the children to step into a leadership role in their morning Montessori classroom and experience a more traditional Kindergarten program in the afternoon. This schedule has proven successful because it provides a nice balance to a rigorous day. These students also benefit from private art class twice a week. They are eligible for busing from the school district in which they live.

Boy holding a magnifying glass up to his eye

Montessori Mindfulness and Enrichment Program is an exciting component of the full-day primary pre-school program. It is led by a talented, Montessori trained teacher and combines the traditional Montessori philosophies with current Mindfulness trends. This includes weekly Yoga and Cooking classes as well as a Writers Workshop that promotes peace. The remaining two days allow for additional opportunities to work with the Montessori materials, helping to support what children have been introduced to in their morning session and reinforcing their skills.

Children who are 4 years of age are eligible for this program.

Group of children and teacher with a musical instrument

Extended Hours Montessori Music Program is not daycare but instead provides a set curriculum for children to enjoy music, manipulatives, stories, and art while remaining true to the principles of the Montessori philosophy. Instruction is provided by a certified Montessori teacher who combines her passion and years of experience with all aspects of music education. The children have the rare opportunity to work with instruments, including the Montessori bells! This program delights and captivates children of all ages and is the perfect note to end the day on.

Early Bird Hours: The hours from 7:00am to 9:00am are available for anyone who needs to start their day early. The children engage in self-directed play activities and those who arrive between 7:00am and 8:00am are welcome to bring their breakfast with them to school. When making a breakfast choice, please keep in mind that it must adhere to the nut free policy. The Early Hours are a great start to your child’s day and allow for a smooth transition into the morning class.

Read some reasons to attend our kindergarten program.

For more information about any of these programs please do not hesitate to call 215-357-3930 or email us at info@childtowne.org.

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Announcements

Open House "Bringing Montessori Home"

Childtowne Montessori School is hosting our annual Open House entitled “Bringing Montessori Home,” on Thursday, April 6 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

This is a unique opportunity to meet our highly-qualified Montessori trained teachers and Heads of School. More information on our Open Day can be found here.

Enrollment has begun!

We are now enrolling for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

For more information, please look here.

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