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 amazing 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 artistic, music and fine and gross motor skills. Academically, our toddlers focus to improve 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 11:15pm, 3:00pm and our Enrichment Program. Our Enrichment Program has flexible dismissal options. You may pick up your child anytime, without notice, between 3:15 and 5:45, each day.
Note: All toddlers are welcome in diapers and we look forward to celebrate 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 an amazing 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 are immersed in countless socialization opportunities for personal, physical and social growth. Students learn to master grace and courtesy lessons. They learn to appreciate the arts, including music and art history. Above all, children learn to listen and be respectful of others, so they can develop into well rounded citizens.
CHMS opens at 7:30am for preschoolers and offers three different dismissal times, which include 1:15pm (Toddler graduates only), 3:00pm and our Enrichment Program, which is the most flexible and popular dismissal time. You are permitted to pick up your child anytime between 3:30 and 5:45.
Note: In order to be admitted to our Preschool Program, your child must be able to use the toilet independently and be able to self-soothe without the dependence of a pacifier.
Children who remain with us between 3:15-5:45 participate in our Enrichment Program, which provides students with a well rounded and fun end to their day. Students begin with a snack, which consists of cheese, a carbohydrate, fresh fruit, and water. Gross motor exercises, including soccer, basketball, obstacle courses and dancing follow. 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.
This is such an important time for children to improve their socialization, fine motor, and gross motor skills with all age groups because the development of these skills help facilitate the child’s preparedness for Kindergarten.
Note: Children may be picked up anytime between 3:15-5:45. All children must be picked up by 5:45.
CHMS offers two summer camp sessions in the months of July and August to provide coverage for CHMS families over the summer. Our summer camps focus to create a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Even though Montessori lessons are still incorporated into the daily schedule, children are given more freedom to discover and engage with new subject matters on their own. Each Montessori Directress chooses a theme for both summer camps and additional activities include 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 be given 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.