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EAGER MINDS MONTESSORI

2100 Bloomfield Woods Ct
West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Phone:
(248) 758-9727

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Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten programs

Early Head start Complete Montessori Curriculum

Small class sizes ensures excellent development

Full day/Half day Programs with before and after daycare

Yoga and cooking part of the curriculum

Mixed aged classroom ensures learning and teaching through the children

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

· Children are encouraged to examine information critically, accepting only those concepts that are verified by direct experiences. Strong emphasis is placed on the development of the higher thinking skills of reasoning and creative problem solving. These are the skills that empower children to live in today�??s world. · Children in our classroom belong to a peer group that shares a love of learning and supports high educational values. Moving children through the curriculum at their on rate of learning promotes good classroom work habits among peers. · Our Directress has taken the Academic Content Standards of Michigan and aligned them to the Montessori curriculum. This ensures that the Kindergarten & Pre-primary students are presented with lessons that are on or above grade level. · At all the academic levels, students have more minutes of academic instruction than traditional academic programs. This allows students to focus on the tasks, maintain good work habits and continue a solid foundation for future academic skills.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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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
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
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

From the Director:

· Through our Yoga instruction every morning, children are energized and concentrate better thought the day. · Our Writer�??s Workshop allows children an avenue for creative thinking with oral and written expressions. They are encouraged to become the authors and illustrators of at least one yearly �??published�?? book that reflects their work.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Children are encouraged to examine information critically, accepting only those concepts that are verified by direct experiences. Strong emphasis is placed on the development of the higher thinking skills of reasoning and creative problem solving. These are the skills that empower children to live in today's world.
Children in our classroom belong to a peer group that shares a love of learning and supports high educational values. Moving children through the curriculum at their on rate of learning promotes good classroom work habits among peers.
Our Directress has taken the Academic Content Standards of Michigan and aligned them to the Montessori curriculum. This ensures that the Kindergarten & Pre-primary students are presented with lessons that are on or above grade level.
At all the academic levels, students have more minutes of academic instruction than traditional academic programs. This allows students to focus on the tasks, maintain good work habits and continue a solid foundation for future academic skills.

A Typical Day

The children begin the day with a morning group meeting. During this time they are welcomed with an overview of the day's announcements, assignments and activities, music and songs, calendar and weather. The focus of the morning class is to build and practice language arts and math skills. As children progress in their language arts skills, they will be placed in reading groups. Small group lessons in math take place while other children are working independently on journaling, handwriting and other learning activities. Special presentations and individual lessons are given. We help develop writing skills through our writing program.

In the afternoon, the focus shifts to more enrichment studies. There are Cultural study presentations in Science, Geography, Zoology, or Biology and specific follow-up activities. The full day length of Kindergarten and pre-primary allows students to establish and refine their academic skills in reading and comprehension, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics. Homework is introduced to the Kindergarten students as a way of reinforcing continuity between home and school while developing good study habits.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • 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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation