Village Montessori is an in-home program for toddlers that provides a warm, safe and nurturing environment for young children. After an initial gradual separation experience, children are encouraged to explore a carefully prepared environment which supports their desire to be independent.
First friends are made and a close community for both children and parents develops as the school year progresses.
Parent education and ongoing communication is an important part of Village Montessori to make sure that we are all working together in the best interest of the child.
Once the separation period is over, children enter the classroom at 9:00, change into slippers and greet the teacher. They then choose individual activities from areas which include practical life, manipulatives, art, music and language. Individual lessons are given by the teacher as needed.
At around 10:30, children go outside to play in a garden setting where they can develop their gross motor and social skills.
This is followed by circle time with an emphasis on language, so together we sing songs and read stories.
Lunch is next and is another social time where we also focus on grace and courtesy. Children bring their own lunch. A morning snack is provided by the school.
At the end of the day 12:45 - 1:00, we go back outside for bubble time which lets the children know it is time to go home.