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Emerging Minds Montessori Academy

9087 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Phone:
(561) 487-3535

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

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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  • Montessori Academic Materials
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Montessori Academic Materials
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • Montessori Academic Materials
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Academic Songs / Composers / Intro to Music
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Montessori Academic Materials
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
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • Gardening / Scheduled Fitness
Other subjects taught Around the age of three, a child begins to move from the �??unconscious absorbent mind�?? to the �??conscious absorbent mind�??. Children at this age have developed a solid command of their native language and their fine and gross motor skills are becoming well developed. The 3-6 program begins with a clean, well-equipped aesthically pleasing environment full of age appropriate materials from which the children are free to choose. All of the lessons are self-correcting in order to promote independence. The environment has child-sized furniture to make the room easily accessible and comfortable to the child. The teacher in our 3-6 program is trained to work with the individual child, to recognize periods of readiness, to demonstrate correct usage of materials and to give guidance where needed. She respects and protects the children. She knows when to step in to set limits or lend a helping hand. She supports, nurtures, and allows children to learn through their activity. Curriculum: �?� Practical Life �?� Math �?� Reading �?� Language �?� Writing �?� Geography �?� Science �?� Fine motor skill development �?� Gross motor skill development �?� Cultural �?� Sensorial �?� Nature Studies �?� Gardening �?� Computers Primary Goals �?� Love of Learning �?� Self-confidence �?� Solid academic foundation �?� Respect for others �?� Respect and care for the environment �?� Care of self �?� Independence �?� Ability to make responsible choices �?� Respect for the community

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All children are worked with independently and progress at their own natural rate. Teachers give lessons one-on-one and in small groups when necessary.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our program is designed to fulfill the needs of the whole child. We strongly follow the principals of Dr Maria Montessori, which is based upon the philosophy that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. It is our position that every child is an individual who deserves to be respected and honored and should be given lessons according to his/her unique style and potential in a clean, safe, well-equipped environment.
Our teachers, staff, and families are partners in promoting good character and values, such as kindness, compassion, respect for all living things, as well as respect and care for the environment. Together we are committed to helping the child become aware of his/her responsibility and importance within the community.
It is our goal to provide every child with a strong academic foundation, to help build a positive self-image, encourage continued community service, and to inspire them to become self motivated independent, life long learners.

A Typical Day

8:00 - 8:30 Arrival and begin lessons
8:30 - 10:30 Independent Lesson Work
10:30 - 11:00 Playground
11:00 - 11:30 Circle Time
11:30 - Noon Lunch
Noon - 12:15 Chapter Book
12:15 - 1:00 Playground
1:00 - 2:45 Independent Lesson Work
2:45 - 3:00 Cleanup and Dismissal

Once a Week Gardening, Fitness, Spanish
Twice a Week Computers

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open Houses, Parent Education Nights, Bi-Yearly Progress Reports, Parent Teacher meetings, and Open Door Policy.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Patience & Love.