CHMS offers part-day or full-day programs for 2 – 6 year olds, during the academic school year and summer camp. Snacks and a nutritious lunch are provided daily.
Our Montessori Toddler environment is an incredible opportunity to begin your child’s educational journey. Our toddlers enjoy their day in a peaceful and gentle Montessori environment. Each child practices how to be safe and show grace and courtesy, while developing their art, music and fine and gross motor skills. Academically, our toddlers focus on improving his/her math skills, phonics skills, and spoken language through socialization. These areas of development are the centerpiece for our Montessori environment.
Our toddlers are welcome to their classroom at 8:15 A.M. each day. CHMS offers three dismissal times, which include 11:15 P.M., 3:00 P.M. and our Enrichment Program. Our Enrichment Program has flexible options. Parents may pick up their child anytime, without notice, between 3:15 P.M. and 5:45 P.M., each day.
Note: All toddlers are welcome in diapers, and we look forward to celebrating the day when each toddler becomes potty trained.
The CHMS Preschool Program serves children ages 3 to 5 years old. Our Montessori Preschool environment is a fantastic opportunity to begin or continue your preschooler’s educational journey. Preschool graduates leave CHMS with a strong academic foundation in reading, writing, math, geography, science, art, music, and practical life skills.
Our Preschool students have countless socialization opportunities for personal, physical and social growth. Students learn to master grace and courtesy lessons and learn to appreciate the arts, including music and art history. Above all, children learn to listen and respect others to develop into well-rounded citizens.
CHMS opens at 7:30 A.M. and offers three dismissal times, which include 1:15 P.M. (Toddler graduates only), 3:00 P.M. and our Enrichment Program, which is the most flexible and popular dismissal time. Parents may pick up their child anytime between 3:30 P.M. and 5:45 P.M.
Note: Children must be able to use the toilet independently and self-soothe without the dependence of a pacifier to gain admittance to our Preschool Program.
Art is an integral part of the Montessori curriculum at Children’s House Montessori School. In the toddler classroom, children receive art lessons throughout each week from their Montessori directresses and classroom assistants. Preschool children also receive art lessons in their classrooms, during each week.
Also, preschool children receive weekly art lessons from our art teacher. Her expertise in studio art helps introduce children to a variety of mediums to create different types of artworks. Preschoolers always look forward to the many interactive and dynamic projects in art class.
Children who remain at CHMS between 3:15 P.M. and 5:45 P.M. participate in our Enrichment Program, which provides students with a well-rounded and fun experience to end their day. Students begin with a snack, which consists of cheese, a carbohydrate, fresh fruit, and water. Following snack time, students participate in gross motor exercises, including soccer, basketball, obstacle courses and dancing. These activities give our children plenty of time to be physically active. We balance these activities with an adequate amount of quiet time. Children have the opportunity to listen to and share stories and participate in numerous art projects with our Art Teacher.
The Enrichment Program is a beneficial experience for children to improve their socialization, fine motor, and gross motor skills with all age groups because the development of these skills helps facilitate a child’s preparedness for Kindergarten.
Note: Children may be picked up anytime between 3:15 P.M. and 5:45. P.M. All children must be picked up by 5:45 P.M.
CHMS offers two summer camp sessions in July and August to provide coverage for CHMS families over the summer. Our summer camps focus on creating a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Even though Montessori Directresses incorporate Montessori lessons into the daily schedule, children have more freedom to discover and engage with new subject matters on their own. Each Montessori Directress chooses a theme for both summer camps, to compliment additional activities like cooking, art, nature studies, music and water play.
Recent preschool graduates will continue to improve their reading, writing, and math skills, using Montessori materials. They will also be introduced to a traditional educational style to help ease their transition into Kindergarten, in the fall. For example, preschool graduates will have set time frames to complete daily projects.
Note: We give preference to returning, and incoming students for acceptance, but will accept other applicants if placements are available.