Best Montessori Daycares in Bethesda MD

Montessori Daycares in Bethesda MD

The Manor Montessori School
About Our School Founded in 1962, The Manor Montessori School was the first Montessori school established in the State of Maryland. It is also one of the few Montessori schools to have constructed its own facility, in Potomac, which was specifically designed for children working in a Montessori environment. The Manor Montessori School provides a warm and nurturing atmosphere for children between the ages of two and nine. Campuses Our main campus, located in Potomac (off of Falls Road), offers classes at the Toddler (age 2) level, the Primary (ages 3-6) level and the Elementary (ages 6-9) level. Our second campus, located in Rockville (near Tuckerman Lane), offers classes at the Toddler (age 2) level and the Primary (ages 3-6) level. Our third campus, located in Bethesda, offers classes at the Toddler (age 2) level and the Primary (ages 3-6) level. ​Programs The Twos program is for the two year old child who need not be potty trained. It is available five days per week from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at all three locations. It is a loving and nurturing environment, as it is the child's first school experience. The Primary program is for those children who are three years old by September and potty-trained. At the Primary level we offer a half-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or a full-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., five days per week. The Elementary program is a full-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., five days per week. In addition, we offer extended daycare hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children ages 3 through 9. Transportation Limited bus service is available to our Potomac campus. The bus route includes sections of Potomac and Bethesda. Extended Day Before and after school care is available on a full time, part time, or an occasional basis for ages 3 through 9. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The three year old children are required by the Health Department to have a nap/rest period, which takes place after lunch. If a 3 year old child does not nap, after a short rest period, the staff member will allow the child to join her at a table to look at books, draw, paint, or do puzzles. The four year old children who no longer need a nap are placed in the enrichment program where Montessori materials are offered along with art, science, music, cooking, and story reading. Between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., all children from all classes are combined to eat a snack at 3:00 p.m. We offer a relaxed atmosphere with story time, arts, crafts, music, and dance. We also offer free play indoors or outdoors until the children are picked up. We ask that parents arrive by 5:45 p.m. to assure that pick up will be on time. A late charge will be applied for any child picked up after 6:00 p.m.
The Woods Academy
The Woods Academy is an inclusive Catholic community preparing boys and girls to lead lives of significance. Our academic program begins with Primary Montessori for students ages 3 – 6. It is a balanced and integrated curriculum in a classroom whose materials are beautiful, precise, and developmentally appropriate. Lessons are given individually. After Montessori we transition to a more “traditional” environment for our students in Grades 1 -8 that is filled with innovative and hands on opportunities; ways for children to truly understand what we are teaching. Our full time Reading Specialist and Math Resource teacher are in the classrooms working side by side with our teachers and our children, helping them develop the foundational skills they need to be successful. We prepare all students for the intellectual and social challenges at public, independent, and Catholic high schools. Our comprehensive high school placement program places nearly 100% of our students into their first choice high school. Outside of our strong academic program our children are exposed to a fine arts program, music classes that teach everything from drums of the world to classical guitar, technology that includes robotics and programming and coding, physical education classes twice a week in our state of the art gym or on our playing fields, and a library that encourages everyone to pick up a book and read. We seek to provide our students with an atmosphere that develops a lifelong love of learning by exposing them to a well-rounded curriculum that will develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, not only for school but for life. The Woods Academy is where children come to discover their talents, grow in their faith, challenge themselves, and foster a strong desire to lead lives of significance.

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