Montessori School Educational
The Children's School was
established in 1986 on the belief that children between birth and age 6 develop
physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially at a rate that will never
again be duplicated.
Our philosophy is based on the work of Dr.
Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator. She is credited
with discovering the early years of life as crucial to the future growth and
functioning of the individual. Upon entering The Children's School, you
and your child will feel a sense of mutual respect and community. Teachers use
these environmental qualities in order to expose children to meaningful
learning experiences thus allowing them to educate themselves at their own
Play is children's "work" and one of the most
effective teachers. At The Children's School, all children are valued as
individuals. Our child-directed program allows children choices of activities
and learning setting. Children in control of their own learning build
confidence in themselves and are then willing to take on life's challenges and
become successful in future endeavors. Montessori children thrive academically.
goal of Montessori education is to encourage independence, love of learning and
a positive sense of self in a prepared environment. Each child is encouraged to
function independently at his/her own developmental rate. In the traditional
3-year pre-primary, multi-age Montessori program, the child is exposed to areas
that enhance independent thought, concentration, order and creativity. In this
environment, the child has the opportunity to develop academically, socially
and emotionally, to his or her full potential and to become the person they are
The Children's School's
Montessori curriculum guides children through
hands-on activities that develop a life-long love of learning. Independence,
concentration, coordination, respect, a sense of order and problem-solving
skills form the foundation. Math, reading, science, foreign language, art,
music and movement, communication, social, emotional and physical development
excel once this foundation has been laid.
The three-strand curriculum
of (1) practical life skills (motor and social development), (2)
sensory skills (refinement of the five senses) and (3) academic skills
(math, reading, writing, science, geography, etc.) provide for a unique
educational balance. The hands-on materials require a minimum of adult
instruction, isolate specific concepts and allow each child endless
opportunities for self-education.
Programs & Admissions
Two, three, four and five-day, half-day and full day programs are
available to children ages 3-5. The half day is 8:30 - 1:00. The full day
program is from 8:30 - 3:30.
The children may arrive any time between
7:30 and 9:00. Also offered, is a Kindergarten Enrichment Program. Children
attending half day public school kindergarten may be enriched in morning or
Interested families are invited to call us at
401-683-5850 to schedule a tour of the school. This first visit is without the
child, designed to give the parent/guardian an opportunity to observe and ask
questions without distraction. The child may then be given an opportunity to
enjoy a visit to the classroom with a parent/guardian.
School Aged Children Before and After School
Working families looking for a reliable
and safe environment that will ensure their children's schedule is seamless can
count on The Children's School. A minimum of a two day commitment, choose
before school or after school care. Highly qualified teachers will be at the
school for homework help, snacks and indoor and outdoor activities. Public
School busses pick up and drop off at our address.