Montessori Children's House is founded in the tradition of the many outstanding Montessori programs for young children throughout the US and the world. It offers a true home away from home where the child thrives, learns, and feels the security and stimulation that allow her to fly.
Experienced Montessori educators from Portland have joined to create an outstanding school in this exciting new community in the central city. The teachers are trained and certified by the Association Montessori Internationale, the oldest and most rigorous Montessori organization. Head of the school is David Cannon, who has over 25 years of experience in Montessori teaching and administration in the Portland area.
The following is an example of our daily schedule in the Primary (3-6) program:
8:15-8:30 -- Children arrive and are greeted by a teacher.
8:30-11:30 -- Work Cycle (Children choose individual work or small group activities. Teachers observe, guide, and give individual lessons.)
~A healthy snack is available throughout the morning. Children wash hands, prepare their snack, pour a cup of water, and may invite a friend to join them.
11:30-12:00 -- Outdoor recreation
12:00 -- Half-Day pick-up
12:15-1:00 -- Lunch
1:00-3:00 -- Rest/Afternoon work cycle Children choose individual work or small group activities. Teachers observe, guide, and give individual lessons.
3:00 -- Extended Day pick-up
3:00-5:30 -- Full-Day activities (snack, outdoor recreation, work cycle)
We offer a 5-day week for the children. The only exception is a four-day option for the toddlers (Tue.-Fri.) MCH is open until 5:30 p.m. to meet the needs of some of our parents. We are closed during normal school holidays such as winter break, spring break, and national holidays. A summer program in 2011 will run from June 27 to August 12.