Young Child Program
designed for a caregiver and child, ages newborn to 3 years
meets Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am, twice a month
The Young Child Program is an introduction to Montessori education for your child. You will have an opportunity to explore hands-on learning materials together. Our teacher encourages your child to explore and learn independently and gain new verbal skills. We especially what to support you as the parent or guardian. You have an incredibly tough job raising a young child, and we know that, as parents, may questions about development, education, and behavior arise. Feel free to bring these questions to our teacher before or after class. Through the class, she will be providing you with tools to continue your child's learning experience at home.
Tuition is $250 for the year (A few scholarships are available. Don't hesitate to ask about financial aid.)
Young Child Program 2017 - 2018 Dates:
- September 20 (Parent Meeting @ 7:00pm, Parents/Caregivers Only)
- September 21 (First Day of Class
- September 28
- October 12
- October 26
- November 9
- November 30
- December 14
- January 11
- January 25
- February 8
- February 22
- March 8
- March 22
- April 19
- April 26
- May 10
- May 24
- June 7
Montessori education has a 100 year old history of growing creative and innovative children through a scientific method of teaching:
We believe that children want to learn.
Children have an ingrained ability to seek out discoveries and develop themselves if given the right environment and tools. Often the adult simply needs to step out of the way.
We celebrate the power of words.
We entrust children with the vocabulary for the things they see so they can identify and understand their world. Books then give them an even greater key to knowledge and imagination.
We honor the process of making mistakes and growing through them.
Learning is a messy process, and the greatest learning comes out of solving problems. When things get hard, adults can support but not rescue, and as children learn to try, try again they develop the strength to overcome mistakes and difficulty.
We trust the natural world as a great teacher.
Exposure to nature is scientifically proven to bring calm in the face of stress and trauma. Admiring nature connects us to the world around us, and the beauty of nature inspires art.
We work hard to serve as guides to each child on this journey.
As educators, we are not just here to impart knowledge but instead to aid each child as they make discoveries. We lay the groundwork for the next step and help each child move forward in their own timing.