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Montessori Childrens Center Inc

2745 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171

Phone:
(703) 793-1890

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

""Intelligence" is not a rare quantity, but the natural spontaneous curiosity of the child will lead them to it.
Dr. Montessori created the "prepared environment" (classroom) to enable the child to fulfill tis integral curiosity through exploration and discovery.
In the prepared environment the child is given the chance to make choices that lead to autonomy and to become actively engaged in the learning process.
The method helps children learn to trust their own ability to think and solve problems independently, through trial and error and discovery.
All presentations are given one-on-one.
Children learn much more effectively with hands-on experiences.
Mixed age groups encourage peer learning. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler 3 Daily Schedule*
1 - 2 years
Start Time Stop Time Activity
7:00 am 9:00 am Free Play
9:00 am 9:15 am Finger Play, Sing Along
9:15 am 9:30 am Snack
9:30 am 10:00 am Diaper Check**
10:00 am 10:30 am Outside Play
10:30 am 11:00 am Story Time/French/Spanish
11:30 am 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm 12:45 pm Diaper Check**
12:45 pm 3:00 pm Nap Time
3:00 pm 3:30 pm Snack
3:30 pm 4:00 pm Diaper Check**
4:00 pm 5:00 pm Arts & Crafts/Reading/Audio Tapes
5:00 pm 6:00 pm Free Play

Toddler 2 Daily Schedule*
2 - 2 1/2 years
Start Time Stop Time Activity
7:00 am 9:00 am Free Play
9:00 am 9:15 am Finger Play, Sing Along
9:15 am 9:45 am Diaper Check**
9:45 am 10:15 am Snack
10:15 am 10:45 am Montessori Work
10:45 am 11:30 am Ouside Play
11:30 am 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm 12:30 pm Diaper Check**
12:30 pm 1:00 pm Free Play
1:00 pm 3:00 pm Nap Time

Toddler 1 Daily Schedule*
2 1/2 - 3 years
Start Time Stop Time Activity
7:00 am 9:00 am Free Play
9:00 am 9:15 am Finger Play, Sing Along
9:15 am 9:45 am Diaper Check**
9:45 am 10:15 am Snack
10:15 am 11:15 am Montessori Work
11:15 am 12:00 pm Ouside Play
12:00 pm 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm 12:45 pm Diaper Check**
12:45 pm 1:00 pm Story Time
1:00 pm 3:00 pm Nap Time
3:00 pm 3:30 pm Snack
3:30 pm 4:30 pm Arts/Crafts
4:30 pm 5:00 pm Diaper Check**
5:00 pm 6:00 pm Free Play

3:00 pm 3:30 pm Snack
3:30 pm 4:00 pm Free Play
4:00 pm 4:30 pm Art/Crafts
4:30 pm 5:00 pm Diaper Check**
5:00 pm 6:00 pm Outside Play

Primary Classroom Daily Schedule*
Start Time Stop Time Activity
7:00 am 9:00 am Free Play
9:00 am 11:00 am Dialogue/Montessori Work
10:00 am 10:15 am Snack
11:00 am 12:00 pm French/Spanish/Music
12:00 pm 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm 1:00 pm Story
1:00 pm 3:00 pm Nap Time/Pre-Kindergarten
3:15 pm 3:30 pm Snack
3:30 pm 6:00 pm Arts/Crafts, Outside Play, Movies, etc.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website