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Children's Montessori Academy

1300 Armstrong Dr # 101
Titusville, FL 32780-7930

Phone:
(321) 264-9900

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Finding a quality preschool and a facility that will care for children is a number one priority for working parents. It is the belief of Chilfren's Montessori Academy that the Montessori Method provides a sensible balance between freedom and structure designed for the young child. In doing so, Children's Montessori Academy provides a pleasant environment with carefully devised materials that meet the child's natural needs. Furthermore, Children's Montessori Academy provides the overall guidance of a thoroughly trained directress.
In a Montessori school, your child teaches themself through their use of the specifically designed Montessori materials. These are attractive, generally simple, child-sized materials that are self-correcting; that is, if a child makes an error, they can see it by looking at the materials themself. In this way, no adult is needed to point out their mistakes and perhaps injure their self-esteem.
Your child learns to work alone and with others in a Montessori school. They can usually make this choice themself. They learn to follow the class "ground rules", and may often remind other children to follow them as well.
Because they can choose their work and do it at their own pace, your child has many opportunities for success; the Montessori classroom is non-competitive. It is an attractive place in which your child can be free from adult dominance and can discover their world and build their mind and body.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"East Room Class Schedule:
8:15 CLASSROOM OPEN - Students are greeted.
One teacher stays close to the door while the other teachers are moving about the room helping the children find work. The atmosphere is quiet and pleasant. Light music is playing in the background.
8:30 - 10:15 WORK CYCLE (Snack time is done individually by each student during work time)
The children are given individual lessons as they choose work though out the room. The children need a bathroom clip to leave the room and must inform a teacher that they are doing so. Children are responsible for serving their own snack during this period. During the first two months, we will have a morning circle at the beginning of the class time to instruct the children on lessons before work time. As the children become comfortable with the work, the children will be allowed to go straight to work and receive individual lessons as needed.
10:15 - 10:30 STORY TIME
The children are "called" to the circle by a bell. They are to quietly put their work away and slowly walk to the line. They wait patiently for the children to arrive. Their legs are folded and hands are in their lap The teacher reads for 15 minutes to the children from stories the children have selected.
10:30 - 11:00 CIRCLE TIME - Music and Movement
The children use the bathroom, wash hands, and get their lunchboxes. The children line up quietly until their group is ready to go to the playground for lunch. During this process, the children participate in music and movement.
11:00 - 11:30 LUNCH TIME
The children eat lunch on the playground at the picnic tables. They are responsible for unpacking their own lunchboxes. We encourage them to eat their protein first before filling up on juice/snacks. When they have eaten The majority of their lunch, they can excuse themselves from the table. The children are responsible for cleaning their area and re-packing their lunchboxes. During unfavorable weather, the children eat inside.
11:30 - 12:15 PLAYGROUND TIME
The children use the apparatus on the playground to build and strengthen their muscles and coordination. This time also develops their cooperative play.
12:15 - 12:30 PREPARATION FOR AFTERNOON SESSION
The children line up in an orderly manner and carry their lunchboxes inside. They put their lunchboxes away and use the bathroom, wash hands, and go into class to sit quietly on the line for rest time.
12:30 - 12:45 AFTERNOON MEETING
The children meet on the line as their first activity to bring the entire group together to discuss lessons and information pertaining to the classroom.
12:45 - 2:30 WORK CYCLE (Snack time is done individually by each student during work time)
The children are given individual lessons as they choose work though out the room. The children need a bathroom clip to leave the room and must inform a teacher that they are doing so
2:30 - 3:00 CIRCLE TIME: Music, Stories, Movement
The children are "called" to the circle by a bell. They are to quietly put their work away and slowly walk to the line. They wait patiently for the children to arrive. Their legs are folded and hands are in their lap. The children participate in group snack during this time as well.
3:00 - 3:30 PLAYGROUND TIME
The children use the apparatus on the playground to build and strengthen their muscles and coordination.
This time also develops their cooperative play.
3:30 DISMISSAL OF CLASS (children to extended care)
Any children remaining after the 3:30 hour is considered to be in Extended Care. The children will play outside or inside depending on the weather.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website