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Children's House Montessori

120 Corey st
Boston, MA 02132

Phone:
(617) 325-2233

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Self paced,personalized,hands on experience,in a multi age grouping,in a beautiful environment,equipped with developmentally appropriate materials where cooperation not competition is the rule. Love and respect for others and the environment are practiced on a day to day basis! Come for a visit and see how a small school can make a big difference.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Nurturing the spirit and curiosity of every child in a beautiful, peaceful, small school setting.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • 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
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music
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
  • Tricycles
  • 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
Other subjects taught The Montessori classroom includes nature study, geography, everyday livings skills , discrimination of the senses. The materials and curriculum are individualized and open ended.

From the Director:

The teachers act as a guide in the classroom. We are the link between the materials and the child. The teachers give an initial lesson and then allow the child to explore the work and make their own observations. Children are given what they need most..time to explore and respect for their learning style and interests.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The Montessori method allows each child to work at their own pace and develop a strong base for continued learning. Many of the materials, especially in the math, language, sensorial, botany areas are open ended and allow for extended lessons and concepts.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Children's House Montessori is a small, child centered preschool. The mission of the school is to nurture the spirit and curiosity of each child .Children are free to explore, create, discover on their own with the gentle guidance of trained ,experienced Montessori teachers. Each child is respected for the person they are and the talents they have.

A Typical Day

Our morning begins with circle time. A time for sharing, singing, poetry, and maybe a lesson. Free work time follows for each child from one of the four main areas of the classroom. Children engage in work that they find interesting and stimulating. Individual snack time allows the child to take a break when they need to, as well as socialize with a friend. Our morning routine also includes group movement time and a time for outside play and nature observation. We have an active well tended garden that the children plant and care for, as well.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have an open door policy, two formal parent teacher conferences a year, several parent education evenings ,and "bring your parent to school night" in the Spring.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • 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:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children's House Montessori believes in a strong home school connection and open communication is fostered with all families.