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Willistown Country Day School

Po Box 1436
Malvern, PA 19355-0636

(610) 647-4001


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Based on the research of the world renowned educator, Dr. Maria Montessori, the program uses each child's unique individuality and personality as a basis for his/her educational endeavors. Willistown Country Day students utilize their firm foundation to gain success in all later educational ventures as well as in their ethical and moral development.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00-8:45 am Arrival and free play inside & out (puzzles, giant building blocks, rubbings, dominoes, pet boards, records, paints, crayons, clay, etc.)
8:45-9:00 am Clean up
9:00-9:15 am Circle Time:
a) Discussion re: breakfast, health, feelings, choosing work for the day
b) Presentation of new Montessori materials
9:15-11:30 am

(10:15 am)
snack time Work section

a) Math
b) Language Arts
c) Practical Life Activities
d) Science
e) French/Music/Spanish

11:45 am Part-time students dismissed
12:00-12:30 pm Hand washing/Lunch
12:30-1:00 pm Recess
1:00-2:45 pm Reading and rest time/Montessori Extensions
2:45-3:15 pm snack time
3:30-4:30 pm Outdoor games for free play - late dismissal children begin to leave
4:30-4:45 pm Story time
4:45-5:30 pm Late day activities - kindergym, painting inside, art projects, puzzles, etc.
Excerpted from the preschool's website