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American Montessori

13973 West Preserve Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone:
(952) 736-1004

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To help children become confident, happy, calm, purposeful, free and independent.
To stimulate the physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth of the total child.
To provide a warm and accepting environment in which each child feels secure, respected, and loved.
To provide an enriched, stimulating environment with safe limits within which the child is an active explorer.
To encourage the child to become self-directed and challenged.
To provide a frame work of discipline through which a child can develop self-discipline and personal strength.
To develop creativity and a positive self-image.
To provide a cross-cultural environment in which the foundations of global peace may be laid.
To awaken children's interest in all subjects and to encourage in them a love of learning.
To give children an understanding of the world and respect for all they find in it.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler Schedule
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast / Play Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Montessori Lesson
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Montessori Works
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Change Diapers / Snack Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Read Books
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Outside Play / Park
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Change Diapers
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Dance / Sing / Music
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Movie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nap Time (Teacher Prep Time)
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM Change Diapers
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM Snack Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Art Projects
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Play Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Movie / Get Ready to Go
Preschool Schedule
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Puzzles
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Montessori Circle
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Snack Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Montessori Works
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Bathrooms
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Exercise Time (Dance, Outside, Etc.)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Bathrooms and Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Movie Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nap Time (Teacher Prep Time and Teacher Breaks)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Bathroom and Cots
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Snack Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Manipulatives / Art Projects
5:00 PM - 5:30PM Movie, Clean Up Time
Pre-K Schedule
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast and Play Time
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Coloring
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Snack Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Montessori Lessons
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Montessori Works
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Outside Play / Park / Dance / Music
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Clean Up / Movie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Writing / Reading / Math / Art Projects
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Snack
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Outside Time / Dance / Music
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Puzzles / Computers / Reading Books
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Coloring
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Story Time
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Excerpted from the preschool's website