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Kinder Haus-montessori

5201 W Napoleon Ave
Metairie, LA 70001-2266

(504) 454-2424


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Kinder Haus's philosophy is based on the method of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori began her life's work of studying children and how they learn in the early 1900's. Through years of research, she invented concrete learning materials to assist children along their normal path of development. We believe that the Montessori method of learning:
Fosters a child's natural love of learning
Lays a solid foundation for all future academics
Along Montessori guidelines, Kinder Haus promotes:
High self-esteem
Socialization skills
Problem solving skills
The Montessori method of learning is truly a gift for life.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler's Sample Daily Schedule

6:30-8:00 Free Play
7:30 Breakfast
8:00-8:55 Outside play
8:55-9:20 Snack time
9:20-9:35 Grouptime
9:35-10:00 Outside
10:00 Diaper change and freeplay
10:45 Lunch time
11:15-2:00 Naptime and diaper change
2:05-2:45 Outside play
2:50-3:10 Snack time
3:15-3:30 Grouptime
3:35-4:10 Freeplay and diaper change
4:15-5:00 Outside play
5:00-5:30 Join Pre-school for snack time and freeplay
5:30-6:00 Grouptime

Preschool Sample Class Schedule

6:30 Freeplay
7:30 Breakfast/freeplay work period for non-breakfast children
7:45 Breakfast is over/ wash hands/outside playtime
9:00 Transition inside/ grouptime
9:10 Dismiss the children to wash hands
9:25 Snack time is finished/
9:25 Diaper change and potty check/freeplay work time
10:15 Grouptime
10:25 Transition outside
10:50 Transition inside/grouptime
11:00 Dismiss the children to wash hands/lunchtime
11:20 Dismiss children to scrape their plates
11:20 Wash face and hands

otty check and diaper check
11:30 Naptime
1:15 Non-sleepers may get up
1:15 Potty or get diaper changed/ choose freeplay work
1:30 Naptime over
1:30 Finish diapers and potty checks/ children choose freeplay work
2:20 Grouptime
2:30 Transition outside/snack time
3:00 Transition inside/ grouptime/
3:00 Diaper change and potty check/hand washing /freeplay work time
4:10 Grouptime
4:15 Transition outside/snack
5:00 Transition inside/grouptime/ dismiss to wash hands/chooses work
6:00 Everyone goes home

Pre-K(K) Sample Schedule

7:30 Freeplay
8:00 Outside-playtime (full time kids)
8:45 (part time kids arrive)
9:20 Transition insidegrouptime
9:40 Dismiss the children to wash handsself serve snack
Montessori Work period
10:50 Grouptime(potty check)
11:00 Transition outside
11:30 Lunch (Transition inside-Dismiss to wash hands)
12:00 Naptime
1:15 Non Resters may get uppotty checkchoose work
1:30 Naptime over urn on lightspotty check work period
2:00 Transition outside (Piano song role of choice) potty check
2:30 Transition insideGrouptime
2:45-3:00 Dismiss 3 o'clockers
3:00-4:00 Free play
4:00 Grouptime Transition outsidepotty check
4:30 Transition insideevening self serve snack
4:45-5:30 Kids help clean classroom
5:30 Combine remaining students in toddler class

Excerpted from the preschool's website