Montessori Daycares Near Me

About Montessori Daycares Near Me
The Montessori philosophy was developed in the early part of the 20th century by Maria Montessori. It's a teaching philosophy that places a great deal of emphasis on creative, hands-on learning and student independence. In a Montessori preschool, kids from 2 to 5 years old all share the same classroom, with older preschoolers acting as role models for younger toddlers. Students typically have the same teacher (or "guide" as they are frequently known in Montessori schools) for several years which allows them to develop a closer relationship with their educator. Teachers allow children to make their own choices and learn at their own pace: for instance, toys and learning materials are arranged in the classroom so that a child can see all the possible options and select a task according to their interests or abilities. Preschoolers in a Montessori school are also encouraged to be responsible and independent. For instance, they usually prepare their own snacks, pour themselves milk, clean up, and put on their own coats. The Montessori approach allows for children to learn at a much deeper and more meaningful level. Simply knowing something intellectually is not enough and kids will typically gain sensory awareness. A child in a Montessori program will feel, smell, taste, hear, or touch what they are learning about so that it...
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Recent Reviews for Montessori Daycares
Potomac Lakes Children's Place, Sterling
"We absolutely love the owner and her daycare and team. Our little girl is always happy there and it's a happy calm, but fun, environment. The space is big and there is a big back" Read More
River Creek Playhouse, Leesburg
"We know our daughter is well taken care of at this daycare! I never worry about her." Read More
Frequently Asked Questions
How many daycares and preschools are there in the US?
There are over 200,00 licensed daycare and preschool programs on CareLuLu. In the US, there are over 800,000 child care businesses but most are not licensed.
How much does daycare cost in the US?
The average cost of daycare in the US is $9,649/year. The lowest price is $2,813/year (home daycare in Mississippi) and the most expensive is $23,666/year (child care center in Washington DC).
How many daycares offer infant care in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 60% to 70% of daycares offer infant care. This includes licensed home daycares and child care centers.
How many daycares and preschools offer part-time or drop-in care in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 40% of daycares offer part-time care or drop-in. This includes home-based and center-based child care and preschool programs.
How many daycares and preschools teach a foreign language in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 30% of daycares teach a foreign language. Most common languages include Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi / Urdu, Korean.
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