Children may start as young as 2 1/2 as long as they are independent in the bathroom. There is always a mix of ages in the class as an important part of the Montessori philosophy is to not separate the children out by age but instead to allow a community type of environment to develop with the older children becoming the role models for the younger children. The program takes a child through the kindergarten year. Most children will experience three years in the program with the same teacher allowing the teacher to really understand the learning process of each child.
There is a three or five day option for the morning class which runs from 8:45 – 11:45. The afternoon class is held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30-3:30.
Currently, there are spaces available for both morning and afternoon.
Ms. Rose has been involved in Montessori programs in the US and Canada for the past 30 years. She received her elementary training in Bergamo, Italy and her preschool training in the US.