Children are grouped by age – 12-24 months and 24-36 months. Each age group offers Pre-Montessori Toddler AM classes (8:30 – 11:30) and Pre-Montessori Extended Day classes (8:30 – 2:30). These classes are characterized by order, simplicity and aesthetics in order to meet the needs of the toddler. The focus of the environment is on fostering basic trust in the child in an environment where the adult is caring, respectful and responsive to the toddler’s physical and psychological needs. It conveys the message of unconditional love and acceptance. We also offer a Full-Day Pre-Montessori Toddler program from 7:00 – 5:30, specifically designed for parents who need an all day program for their child.
AM Montessori: (8:30-11:30) This is a three hour complete Montessori class. It includes age appropriate use of Montessori materials and methods in the areas of practical life skills, sensory development, language, mathematics, geography, art and outside activities.
Extended Day Montessori: (8:30-2:30) includes material from the AM Montessori class, and is an accredited kindergarten program. It focuses on reading, story writing, advanced math, science and geography. It meets or exceeds all Florida kindergarten requirements for entrance into 1st grade.
Montessori VPK: (11:15-2:30, Mon-Fri during the school year). This is an extension of the AM Montessori Class as part of our three year program for 3-6 year old children. It meets or exceeds the Florida Early Learning and Development Standards for four year olds. It has a Montessori focus on reading, story writing, math, science and geography, all in preparation for kindergarten.
Full Day Montessori: (7:00-5:30) is specifically designed for parents who need an all day program for their children. It includes AM and Extended Day Montessori and other activities specifically tailored for the full day child.