Cooperative Preschools in Mount Rainier MD

Cooperative Preschools in Mount Rainier MD

Christian Family Montessori School
Over three decades ago, a small group of parents desired a school for their children where the teachers would treat the students respectfully, as human beings loved by God, as well as nurturing them academically. Christian Family Montessori School opened in September of 1981 with 12 students, meeting in the living room of Catherine and Charley Maresca. Rebekah Rojcewicz was their teacher, called to our school from her study in Rome with Sofia Cavalletti, initiator of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. In March 1982 CFMS made its home at St. James Catholic Church in Mt. Rainier, MD where it would remain for nearly 30 years. During those years the school added a second Primary class and two Elementary classes serving children from age 2 1/2 through 12 year olds in the sixth grade. In June 2012 CFMS moved to its present home located at St. Paul's Rock Creek Episcopal Parish surrounded by the beautiful grounds of the historic Rock Creek Church Cemetery. As the school celebrated its 30th year, it also was able to offer both Traditional and All-Day Primary Montessori programs to provide various scheduling options for families including half-day and full-day classes between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The two Elementary classes have a full school day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the option of Elementary Extended care until 6:00 p.m. Through its growth and in various locations, the school has maintained its founding vision of providing an education that nourishes children in body, mind, and spirit. Since its opening, CFMS has offered financial assistance in an effort to serve an economically diverse community of families. The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognizes Christian Family Montessori School as a recognized A.M.I. Montessori School at the Primary and Elementary levels.
Young Achievers
Preschool (Ages 2-4 years old Young Achievers offer an excellent curriculum, which provides an age appropriate curriculum. Children are nurtured in a safe, learning and child friendly environment. The curriculum has shown to improve cognitive and social, emotional outcomes in young children. The curriculum is designed to inspire creativity and present a variation of open-ended learning activities. Lesson plans are developmentally appropriate and includes: 1) Language and Literacy 2) Mathematical Thinking 3) Scientific Thinking 4) Social Studies 5) Physical Development 6) Personal and Social Skills 7) The Arts and Performing Arts and 8) Field Trips Children learn an exuberant amount of learning through play, teacher directed, problem solving and self-selected activities. Teachers maintain observation notes and children portfolio. Parent-Teacher conferences are offered three times per year. Extra programs for pre-school child will participate in include Spanish and Sign Languages classes, and Weekly Reader subscription. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are served as well as the milk at lunch time, parents pack lunches from home. Pre-Kindergarten This program is for children turning 4 by September 1, and 5 years after September 1, of the year entering the program. Children will enjoy all of the same activities mentioned above and receive individualized interactions with teachers due to the small group environment. Children in this program plan for their daily work in the classroom learning center. Before & After School Program Your school-age child attending Young Achievers, first through sixth grades, are provided and well planned series of activities and project to be involved in. The group produce and put on plays. The Before & After School Program planning is geared towards socialization, homework time, fun and challenging games, sports, and creativity for their enjoyment.
Capitol Hill Learning Group
Capitol Hill Learning Group (CHLG) offers teacher-led classes beginning at 2.5 years and includes a teacher-led cooperative for primary aged students that combines classroom based education with home based education. We're a cooperative program, and parents contribute by assisting in their child's classroom on a rotating basis and by volunteering in other capacities to help keep the school running smoothly. CHLG is faith-based in the Christian tradition, and while we are organized in such a way that there is freedom to talk about God, Jesus Christ and the Bible, we welcome families from other faiths as well as families who do not consider themselves religious. CHLG's preschool program provides curriculum for all areas of a child's growth- physical, emotional, spiritual, social, linguistic, aesthetic and cognitive. We focus on what is familiar to children and on creative play through which children learn social roles, cooperation and problem solving. Children learn through experimenting, observing, wondering, exploring and questioning. Our curriculum seeks to provide children with the skills that will both help them learn as well as develop a love for learning. We promote a child's inner drive and excitement about learning as they use and apply knowledge, process and skills. The Hybrid Academy at CHLG is a unique primary schooling opportunity that pairs classroom learning with home based education, allowing for a rigorous academic program that can be tailored to the individual child's strengths and needs. Our Hybrid model consists of small classes (10 children maximum) taught by professional teachers. Classes meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00-1:00. Our teachers partner with parents in the education of the child by providing consults on an as needed basis and by regular written communication regarding assignments to be completed at home on non-class days (Mondays and Wednesdays).

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Greenway Learning Center For Infant And Children

Greenway Learning Center is committed to providing a positive, stimulating environment for your child’s emotional, cognitive, and physical... development. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in early childhood education. Specifically, the staff at Greenway Learning Center is committed to providing a warm and nurturing environment with plenty of hugs as well as attention to individual emotional needs. Children are encouraged to play together, help one another, and develop caring relationships with each other and with the staff. Plenty of opportunity is provided for play, both free, unstructured play time, and coordinated group activities. Children love to play, and it is their major mechanism for learning about the world and how they fit into it. Positive, gentle and respectful guidance form the basis for discipline. Children learn how to interact with others for the well being of all the children. Greenway Learning Center is committed to making the most of a child’s first five years by creating an early childhood environment that supports the needs of young children. he Greenway Learning Center operates as a non-profit, tax-exempt, parent cooperative. When you enroll your child, you become a member of the cooperative. This entitles you to a vote in electing the Board of Directors and allows you to run for Board membership should you desire. All voting members of the Board are parents with children enrolled in the Center. The Board of directors has full policy-making power. Parents are asked, on an elective basis, to perform tasks for the center. We look forward to working together with you. Days at Greenway begin and end with children of all ages engaging in supervised free play together. By 9 a.m. the children have retired to their individual classrooms to begin the day’s curriculum with their teachers. We have separate rooms for the infants (8 weeks to 18 months), toddlers (18 months to 2 years), twos (2 year olds) and pre-schoolers (3 to 5 year olds). Our curriculum focuses at the earlier ages on physical development and achieving age-appropriate milestones. Starting with twos, we begin to introduce academic topics such as letters, numbers, colors and shapes. However, at this age children learn primarily through play, so the day is also filled with various group activities, crafts, and playing outdoors or going on walks. We celebrate special occasions throughout the year from Super Bowl Friday and Valentine’s Day to the antics of the leprechaun in March, an Easter egg hunt in April, water play twice a week during the summer months, a picnic to celebrate the end of summer, a visit to the pumpkin patch in the fall, a Halloween parade, Thanksgiving, and even a visit from Santa in December. From Mother’s Day breakfast to Back to School night to that special moment when your pre-schooler finally graduates and goes off to kindergarten, Greenway’s schedule is packed with ways for parents to come and interact with their children.

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