Additional hours of care are available between 7:30 AM and 8:35 AM in the morning and 3:15 PM and 6:00 PM in the evening for children ages 15 months and older to accommodate the schedules of parents. Our Before and After School Clubs combine an atmosphere of “extended family” in a nurturing, homelike environment with balanced educational offerings. After their long school day, many children are ready for a change of pace. After school care follows basic Montessori principles. Children are encouraged to help teach one another, to follow projects to completion, to create their own activities, and to care for their environment. The outdoors is an integral part of the after school experience.
In addition, the school is open on Club Days – days that according to the traditional school calendar, regular school is closed. This option is available to accommodate the schedules of parents.
Dr. Montessori observed that when the child’s basic needs for order and stability are met, the child feels secure enough to develop independence. These important needs are provided for daily in the physical environment and in the social setting of our Before and After School programs. Focusing on the needs of the children, our teachers help the children learn to cooperate, to make choices, and to concentrate on a variety of materials. The final result provides the best of both worlds: the nurturing comfort of home, and the challenging stimulation of Montessori.