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Glover Park Montessori Playgroup

2410 37th St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Phone:
(202) 821-5464

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Our purpose is to provide a fun, loving, supportive, Montessori-based environment in which to enhance young children’s educational, physical, and emotional growth, give them the opportunity to develop their independence, and learn some of their first social group skills!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Our purpose is to provide a fun, loving, supportive, Montessori-based environment in which to enhance young children’s educational, physical, and emotional growth, give them the opportunity to develop their independence, and learn some of their first social group skills!

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Developmental Concepts:
These are the important qualities, skills, and concepts that we will focus on during our time together at playgroup. For those who are familiar with Montessori, you'll recognize many Montessori ideals.

http://www.mskirbyskids.com/sections/mkk_devcon.html

A Typical Day

10:00-1:00 for Koalas (please see below)
9:00-12:00 for Kangaroos (similar schedule, one hour earlier)

10:00 Drop-off; Welcome song; Free choice activity time, with individual lessons; Art projects
11:00 Circle Time: Songs and new concepts
11:15 Story Time
Change diapers/Use the potty; Wash hands
11:45 Snack is offered
12:00 Walk to Guy Mason Park; Park time!
12:55 Walk back from the park
1:00 Pick-up; Goodbye song

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on