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Red Door Montessori

16715 52nd Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Phone:
(425) 743-3667

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Tradional montessori materials
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Traditional montessori materials
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • Traditional montessori materials
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
  • Traditional montessori materials
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.
  • Art work on the walls
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
  • 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
  • Nature study with gardens
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

The Montessori method teaches the child to use the materials, then allows freedom for the child to choose the type of work desired, providing the liberty to build concentration and skill apart from time retriction.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The Montessori method is a multi-age, non-competitive style using individualized instruction, meeting the needs of all learning styles and skill levels. Freedom of choice allows the child to practice a skill until mastery.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Red Door Montessori is a preschool for ages 2.5-6 years old. We have created a loving and nurturing classroom where young children can flourish as they explore, discover and grow in a natural learning environment. Our emphasis is on the beauty and appreciation of nature, as well as the creative arts.

A Typical Day

A typical day at Red Door Montessori would include; circle time activities, music, singing, movement, drama, extended work periods to help build concentration and skills, outdoor play and gardening, and yummy nutritious snacks!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Red Door Montessori offers a wide variety of opportunities to parner with parents, some of which include; Open House, parent-teacher conferences, educational meetings about the materials used in the classroom, open communication with the parents as often as desired, a parent library, monthly newsletters, and special visits for moms, dads, or grandparents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • 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:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

The staff at Red Door Montessori are trained to handle children with separation anxiety in a loving and nurturing manner, respecting the child and parents.