Hi! Welcome to our great program here at Montessori School Eureka. We have a superb academics program that incorporates all aspects of the true Montessori Method. We teach preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.
Daily Schedule for Primary Classes
|6:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.||Extended Day Care|
|8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Clean up day care toys and prepare for the classroom|
|8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.||Classroom time… roll call, washing hands, show and tell, stories, games, group conversation. Then, according to the level of ability and experience in the Montessori classroom, the child chooses an activity from Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Geography, Science, Art and many other activities. During this time a snack is available for the children who want a snack. Other activities include: Weekly Read (Pre-K), Scholastic News (Elementary), and See Saw Book Club. Note: Piano lessons are available|
|11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Lunchtime and outdoor playground activities|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Nap time for the children who need or request rest
Dismissal for ½ day students
|1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Classroom time… continuation of the morning Montessori activities|
|2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Clean-up time
Dismissal for full day students
|3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Extended day care…late afternoon group snack provided, free play, Weber School of Dance, Piano, Gymnastics|
Extracurricular Activities... include Weber School of Dance, piano lessons, gymnastics, and our bilingual program teaching Spanish. During summer camp we offer swimming lessons, many field trips, and loads of fun!
Other extras... if you are only interested in the extended day care, we will drop off and pick-up your child to/from neighborhood public schools.
Extended Day Care
Extended Day Care... this is before and after school child care from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We offer early morning and late afternoon snacks, free play, and lots of fun.
The academic school day is 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Extended Day Care is availble before and after school
The school is open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Curriculum… on a typical day, the children work with the materials of their choice. Each child works at his/her own pace and the teacher interacts with each child individually in each subject and guides them according to his/her individual needs.
Napping… sleeping facilities are provided for the children who need an afternoon nap. Children who lie down to nap and do not fall asleep, can get up and rejoin the other children in the classroom.
The Montessori concept of discipline… Montessori discipline is an “inner discipline”, an inner control which the child develops over his own behavior through working with the Montessori materials. Dr. Maria Montessori noted that so-called undisciplined children were really frustrated because of a lack of proper stimulation and inadequate opportunity to achieve. She noted that they became happier and self-controlled after a period of time in a Montessori class in which they experienced challenging tasks absorbing their energies and resulting in a sense of achievement. The teacher’s positive attitude, knowledge about the true Montessori method, and understanding of real freedom within limits for the child helps children to develop and to arrive at an inner discipline.
Conferences… there will be two conferences with your child’s teacher during the academic year. The second conference will include a written progress report.