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Kinderhaus Montessori Preschool

101 East Mansion Street
Marshall, MI 49068

(269) 781-4062


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Concentration is the cornerstone for learning.
The children are focused as they manipulate the intriguing materials. Their attention span lengthens as a result of their dilligent work. The ability to concentrate is born!
Many of the materials were designed to be self-correcting.
Lessons with materials are given individually. The teacher sits next to the child at the table or on the floor during the presentation. After the initial introduction, the child is "invited" to continue on his own. Teachers observe but do not interrupt the work. They do not interfere or point out any mistakes. The concept will be learned eventually as a result of the child's trial and error.
Intrinsic joy blossoms without the need for external feedback.
A tremendous sense of satisfaction is gained from the children's independent accomplishments. No need for sticker rewards or adult praise.
The natural love of learning and the gift of self-esteem grow as the child absorbs knowledge from their prepared environment.
~ Credo ~
Focus on the unique needs, gifts and interests of each child
Respect children and their natural ability and desire to lear
Recognize the sensitive periods in children's lives, when certain essential skills are more readily learned
Teach self-discipline, and respect for themselves, others and their environment
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
Excerpted from the preschool's website