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Hummingbird Montessori Preschool

942 Cornell Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

(510) 524-8007


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Hummingbird Montessori offers a delightful indoor/outdoor learning environment in a comfortable home atmosphere. Our culturally diverse Montessori curriculum incorporates a hands-on approach to teaching.

Children are drawn in by daily presentations during a group circle time. An hour-long work period encourages free exploration of materials allowing children to find activities to suit their inner needs.

Mixed ages (2 1/2 - 5 years old) work side by side or together engaging in activities from various areas such as Practical Life, Math, Language, Sensorial, Art, Science and Cultural Experiences.

We model conflict resolution and children gain the skills for dealing with conflict between themselves. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"08:00 Arrival
Indoor/outdoor play

9:30 Morning circle: calendar,
Montessori presentation.

10:00 Work time

11:00 Music circle

11:15 Outdoors:
gardening, group games

11:45 Story circle

12:00 Lunch, play

Nap, Art or outdoor activities

4:30 Closing time"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school