Drop off and Morning Greetings
Children may be dropped off anytime between 8:50 and 9:10
and may begin to engage in the morning work cycle.
9:00 - 11:00 Morning Work Cycle
The morning work cycle is an integral part of the Montessori curriculum. During this time children are free to choose what they feel motivated to work with. Activities include, food preparation, care of the environment, practical life activities, art, mathematics, language, imaginative play, sensory expereinces, manipulatives, music and dance. All of which can be done independently, one on one with a teacher, in a small or large group. A snack provided by the school is prepared by the children and available during the work cycle. Children also engage in toilet learning and self care during this time.
11:00 - 11:45 Outdoor Play
Free play in our backyard garden includes, climbing, digging, gardening, feeding the birds, just to name a few! We believe that there is no bad weather and encourage families to bring weather appropriate gear including rain suits and snow suits. We will make every effort to get outside in all kinds of weather.
11:45 Morning pick up
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
Provided by the school and served buffet style, our vegetarian lunch includes a protein, a whole grain, fresh vegetables and/or fruit. See a sample lunch menu here.
12:45 Lunch pick up
***starting September 2023***
12:45 - 2:30pm Nap
Children are provided with soft mats and sheets. They may bring a blanket or stuffed animal from home. We dim the lights, play soft music or an audio book. Children that do not fall asleep after 30 minutes may engage in quiet activites.
2:45 Full Day pickup