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Early World Montessori School

3027 80th Ave. SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

(206) 232-2400


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Early World Montessori is pleased to offer the children of Mercer Island an exceptional program designed to meet the educational and childcare needs of the community. The Montessori method is based upon the child's ability to develop at his/her own pace in an enticing and curriculum rich environment. It is designed to fulfill the child's natural drive towards independence and mastery of skill.
A quality program begins with a quality staff. Early World Montessori has a trained and experienced Director as well as qualified and experienced teachers in every classroom. Together they share over 50 years of combined experience in the classroom and managing Montessori programs.
The Montessori approach to education is different from the educational approach many adults experienced as children. The Montessori philosophy is based on respect and observation of the child. The teacher guides the child to pursue his/her interests in a rich and developmentally appropriate environment.
What are the specific goals of Early World Montessori?
To encourage independence and responsibility for self.
To develop curiosity, creativity and self-confidence through a warm, caring and accepting environment.
To help children learn respect for other's rights and needs so they are able to participate in and contribute to the community.
To develop in each child a love of learning.
To provide each child with specific skills in the intellectual, physical and social/emotional areas.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Preschool Schedule
6:30- 8:45 a.m. Arriving, free choice
Help w/breakfast before 7:45
8:45- 9:15 Work time begins
9:15- 9:45 Circle
9:45- 11:00 Work time and snack
11:00- 11:30 Outside play
11:30- 12:00 Lunch
12:00- 12:30 Outside play
12:30- 2:15 Nap time if requested
12:30- 1:00 Story time
1:00- 2:15 Independent work time
2:15- 3:00 Independent work time and snack
3:00 Those going home go upstairs
3:00- 4:00 Outside play
4:00- 4:30 Story, songs, puppet circle
4:30 Snack
4:45- 6:30 p.m. Free choice"
Excerpted from the preschool's website