The Seedling Child Montessori School was founded in 1988 by several parents committed to excellence in education for young children. The Seedling Child exists to support children in their own natural growth process. We do this through a specially designed environment and with trained staff who understand this process. We believe each child is a unique, one-of-a-kind, creative individual who responds from an inner drive to know and understand the world. In our classroom the child is able to grow at his or her own pace in a stimulating, creative atmosphere. We provide an orderly, attractive environment that is child-sized and child-centered to increase both the child's sense of self-respect and his or her ability to cope independently and successfully with the challenges of daily life. We encourage socialization, problem-solving, and creativity. Our program allows for the integration of the physical, emotional, and intellectual aspects of the individual personality. The Seedling Child Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and school-administered programs.
Upon 8:45 arrival, children have a brief free play time in the classroom, until our 9:15 Rug Time.
<p>Rug Time activities include phonics, singing, read-aloud, and calendar. Snack and outdoor play (or a special weekly program such as music or perceptual motor fitness) follow, until 10:30.
<p>An hour and a half outdoor play period follows, with many materials and activities available to children in our large play yard.
<p>Morning Program students leave at Noon. Mid Day and Extended Day students have lunch, followed by classroom activities.
<p>Mid Day students are dismissed at 1:00. Extended Day students are on-site until 2:30, for a cognitive-based, kindergarten-readiness program that goes until 2:30.