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A Childs Place Montessori Schools

12601 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32223

(904) 268-4050


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"a child's place Montessori School is dedicated to the nurturing and education of young children in a peaceful and non-threatening environment which reflects an understanding of the Montessori philosophy of education and child development.
We respect and view each child as a unique personality and the most important person in our environment.
Our goal at a child's place Montessori School is to assist young children to reach their fullest potential as healthy, creative, constructive members of a community and to joyfully cultivate a genuine desire for life-long learning. Part of that assistance is to work closely with the parents, to respect the individual child and his or her needs, and to nurture the qualities of warmth, imagination, honesty, loyalty, grace and resilience.
a child's place believes that social, racial, religious and cultural diversity in the student body contributes greatly to the value of the school experience. It therefore does not discriminate in admission or placement on the basis of sex, race or creed.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler Community --Ages:14 mos to 3 years old (Mandarin)
Typical Day" Schedule
7:30 a.m. School Opens
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Early Arrivals
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Outdoor Environment
Care of the Outdoor Environment
Water/Sand Activities
Gross Motor Skills
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Individual Indoor Activities
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Stories and Music
Care of the Environment
Care of Self
Preparation for Lunch
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Nap/Quiet Time
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Toileting
Individual Activities
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Outdoor Free Play
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Care of Self
Care of Environment
Stories and Music
5:30 p.m. School Closes
Early Childhood Community --Ages: 3 - 6 years old
"Typical Day" Schedule
7:30 a.m. School Opens
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Early Morning Work or Play Period
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Morning Work Period
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Preparation for Lunch and Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Outdoor Environment
12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Dismissal (Part-day Students)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Story Time and Preparation for Nap (Younger Students)
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Nap Time (Younger Students)
12:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Afternoon Work Period (Older Students)
2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Story Time and Rest Period (Older Students)
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Dismissal (Part-day Students)
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Snack
Outdoor Environment
Gross Motor Skills
Arts and Crafts Activities
5:30 p.m. School Closes
Excerpted from the preschool's website