Childtowne Montessori School Programs
Offering the Montessori approach from 7:30am to 6:00pm!
The Montessori Toddler / Pre-Primary Program is open to children ages 18 months through 3 years old. Half-day (9:00am - 12:00pm), half-day plus lunch (9:00am – 1:00pm), and full day (9:00am - 3:00pm) classes are available for three, four, or five-day enrollment.
This environment capitalizes on the young child’s interest in imitating the activities of adults while developing their ability for concentration and self-control, and enhancing motor skills along with social skills. We strive to develop the “whole child” by providing instruction in all areas of the Montessori curriculum.
Our teachers have perfected the delicate balance between freedom and limitations, providing just the right amount of structure to the child’s journey towards independence. These students benefit from private weekly music classes. In addition, we encourage a strong relationship with nature by weaving the outdoors into the daily lessons.
The Montessori Primary Program is open to students from 3 years of age (by September 1st) through kindergarten. Half-day (9:00am - 12:00pm), half-day plus lunch (9:00am - 1:00pm), and full day (9:00am - 3:00pm) classes are available for three, four, or five-day enrollment (depending on availability).
The three-day program is limited to 3 year old students only. Children turning 4 years old by September 1st are strongly recommended to attend five days. These multi-aged classes allow children to work with the Montessori materials following an individualized curriculum geared towards their interests and development.
In addition, weekly Spanish class, Music, and Movement classes enrich the primary program experience. We believe a strong relationship with nature is vital to developing the “whole child” and strive to incorporate the outdoors into every facet of the child’s school experience.
The Montessori Kindergarten Program is a full-day program open to those students eligible for kindergarten. Children are considered as individuals. Kindergarten readiness is based on several variables, including social, emotional, and academic development.
The kindergarten classroom hours are from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This “capstone” year combines opportunity for the advanced Montessori curriculum along with traditional educational activities to prepare for a smooth transition into first grade. Our kindergarten is unique because it allows the children to step into a leadership role in their morning Montessori classroom while experiencing a more traditional, intimate, and rigorous afternoon. This schedule has proven successful because it provides an ideal balance to the child’s day.
In addition to Music and Spanish with the primary classrooms, the kindergartners enjoy weekly private art class and Music Theory / Drama that enrich their special experience. Lastly, we help the child foster a strong relationship with nature by consistently incorporating the outdoors. Every year the children anticipate outdoor units such as tree studies (with a highlight on our resident gingko tree), an ecology unit, as well as bird watching and animal tracking.
* Kindergarten students are eligible for busing from the school district in which they live.
Montessori Mindfulness is an exciting component of the full-day primary program. It is led by a Montessori trained teacher who applies consistent Montessori philosophies to create a fun, dynamic, and creative curriculum.
This includes the following weekly classes taught by a variety of talented specialists: Yoga, Cooking, Writers’ Workshop, Movement, and Montessori Mastery. The remaining class time allows for additional opportunities to work with the Montessori materials, helping to support what children have been introduced to in their morning session and reinforcing what they know. Children who are 4 years of age, no longer require a nap, or are recommended by their morning teacher, are eligible for this program.
Montessori Nap Program is approached with the same philosophy as all our other programs. The children are viewed as individuals who take comfort in a variety of sleep techniques. Some children sleep everyday while others use this as a quiet time to relax.
Our talented nap team begins to set the mood for rest time in advance and always creates a peaceful atmosphere that consists of black out shades, a sound machine, and classical music. Often, by 12:30 pm, the children welcome sleep. The children who nap together also share lunch together. Wake up begins at 2:30 pm and dismissal is at 3:00 pm. The children participate in laying out and cleaning up their own nap items.
If you have any insights into your child’s best sleep practices, please share. We ask that you bring one lovey to school for your child. The teachers keep a list of what comes in and out for nap, but we have also purchased bags to help keep everything organized. We use blue Childtowne Montessori bags to store your child’s nap items on his/her hook. This bag should go home on the last day of nap and return on the first day of nap each week.
We encourage all our young Montessori students to participate in nap. Each child benefits from a consistent sleep/rest schedule. Those children who follow their morning with an afternoon rest can return home at the end of the day feeling revitalized.
Extended Hours Programs:
Early Bird Mornings (rolling arrival anytime between 7:30am – 9:00am): Two Montessori teachers provide a peaceful morning transition for children who arrive early. They are welcome to take part in our breakfast program, find peaceful activities while they wake-up, work on socialization, or receive lessons on the Montessori works. This is a wonderful option for children who struggle with transitions and benefit from extra time and individualized attention.
Literature Afternoons / Evenings (rolling pick-up anytime between 3:30pm – 6:00pm): Each monthly lesson highlights exemplary children’s literature with elements of art, music, the outdoors, and cooking. Instruction is provided by a teaching team that combines years of teaching experience with a passion for children’s literature. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in this special program.
Read some reasons to attend our kindergarten program.
Enrollment has begun!
Enroll now for the 2019 - 2020 school year. We are accepting 18-month through kindergarten.
Please see our admissions process for more details.
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