Montessori Daycares in Greenway VA

Montessori Daycares in Greenway VA

Ridgemont Montessori School
At Ridgemont, we foster a love of learning within our students and create a setting where children learn at their own pace in a cooperative atmosphere. We feel fortunate to have a sense of community present, not only within our classrooms, but also within our parent group. was founded in McLean in 1965 and has served McLean and its surrounding areas since that time. We enroll 65 students in our school and adhere to the Montessori principles established by Dr. Maria Montessori and the Association Montessori Internationale. By visiting our website, we hope you will learn more about a Montessori education and what Ridgemont can offer your child. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about Ridgemont and to have you visit our school. The Montessori Environment When your child steps into a Montessori classroom, a whole new world of activities and materials is made available to him. The Montessori classroom is a child-sized environment which offers your child a means for exploration, continuing development of movement, independent functioning, language development and positive social interaction. Dr.Montessori called the classroom a ”prepared environment”. The Montessori materials are kept on low shelves that are easy for a young child to reach. Children are free to choose the materials they want to use as well as select the place in the classroom where they want to work as long as they don’t interfere with the work of others. Our only requirement is that the classroom materials be used with purpose and that everything be returned to its original place when finished. Within this framework,The Ridgemont Montessori School is dedicated to offering a joyful and supportive learning environment. We realize that each child is a unique individual with different needs. We are sensitive to this diversity and provide a classroom environment where children develop a love of learning and a curiosity about the world in which they live. Our students learn at their own pace in a cooperative atmosphere. They are encouraged to make choices in order to develop a sense of independence and self-worth. The Montessori materials provide concrete learning experiences and the joy of discovery. We believe that the impressions formed today have a lasting impact on a child’s attitude towards learning and life itself. Toddler Classroom The Toddler class at Ridgemont Montessori School is a small community of children, numbering no more than nine students. The environment provides opportunity for socialization, language enrichment, sensorial exploration, and coordination of movement. Sharing and cooperation are also stressed. We want your child to feel secure in what may be his first experience away from his family. Hours and Days The Toddler class meets Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The minimum age requirement is 18 months. It is suggested, though not required, that children enter by their second birthday in order to benefit from at least six months in the program. Toddler students may move into the Primary classes at around 3 years of age. Readiness is determined by the Toddler teacher and the child’s parents. A child entering the Primary class must be toilet-trained. Nutrition Each day at mid-morning, the children come together for a snack. They assist the teacher in preparing the food, setting the tables, serving each other, and cleaning up afterward. This is a popular daily event! Parents provide the daily snack for the Toddler class. The menu schedule is set up at the beginning of the school year. Primary In a mixed-age setting that is a part of a Montessori environment, a true community is formed. The children remain in the same class and usually have the same teacher for the three or four years that they are at the school. They learn from each other in a cooperative atmosphere where respect for one another is encouraged. The younger children have many opportunities each day to observe the work and activities of their older classmates. On the other hand, the older children grow in self-confidence and learn responsibilty from being the oldest. They also have an opportunity to reinforce their knowledge when they are able to share it with their younger classmates. There are three Primary classes at Ridgemont comprised of children between three and six years of age. Our class sizes range between 18 and 20 students. When considering a Montessori education for your child, it is best to keep in mind that the Primary Montessori program takes three to four years to complete. The Primary Montessori classroom is divided into four curriculum areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics and Language. Geography, art, and music are also a part of the daily life in a Montessori class.

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Other Montessori Daycares Near Greenway VA

Hunter Mill Estates Children's House

About Me: Hi, Parents! Thank you for your interest in Hunter Mill Estates Children's House, my loving in-home child care and preschool program in... Vienna, VA. I am the owner and director of this family child care program and I have 29 years of experience! I hold a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and I am CPR & First-aid certified. I run the program with my 2 assistants who have 13 years of combined child care experience. Curriculum: I believe that children can learn through play and thus, I follow a play-based educational approach. Kids will be surely engaged in fun learning activities to enhance their physical, cognitive and social-emotional skills. I also use elements of the Montessori and Waldorf teaching philosophies - emphasizing the role of imagination in early education and artistic development of my little students. I offer a rich early learning program for infants and toddlers that provides developmentally appropriate experiences to promote the healthy growth and well-being of each child. Program: My daycare is open year-round from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, from Monday through Friday. I offer various options to accommodate your families' needs: I can provide full-time and part-time child care for infants as young as 4 weeks, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 12 years old. I offer a peanut-free child care environment and serve nutritionally balanced meals to all the children in my care (breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snacks are included in the tuition). Location: Hunter Mill Estates Children's House is in the beautiful Hunter Mill Estates neighborhood of Vienna VA (in Wolf Trap, at the border with Reston). My daycare is conveniently located for your commute to work since we are just a few minutes away from Dulles Access Rd (route 267), Fairfax County Pkwy (route 286) and Leesburg Pike (route 7). Thanks for reading my profile, please contact us to schedule a tour. I look forward to meeting your family!

Children's House Montessori School

We dedicate ourselves to the joyful task of helping children develop independence, self discipline, and respect for self, for others, and for the... Earth. In partnership with parents, we strive to plant the seeds for a lifelong love of learning. Children's House Montessori School, CHMS, is located in a beautiful wooded setting in Reston, Virginia. We are a small, family-oriented school that offers half-day and full-day child care programs for children 3 years of age through kindergarten. We're not your typical daycare; we're a special place where your child will feel at home from the moment s/he steps in the door. If you're looking for a unique preschool experience, give us a call. Children's House is owned and directed by Keturah Collins, a certified Montessori teacher with more than 30 years experience. We are an American Montessori Society Full Affiliate School. The core curriculum of a Montessori classroom consists of practical life, sensorial, math and language. These areas of the classroom have activities for all ages, and lay the foundation for learning throughout the child's life. Practical Life Skills learned in this area of the classroom lay a foundation for the rest of the curriculum. We introduce socialization skills and the work cycle, and practice fine and gross motor skills. The lessons teach responsibility for oneself, others, and the environment. They encourage independence and promote the development of a sense of order. Some examples of these lessons are: spooning and pouring, scrubbing, polishing, sewing, food preparation, and grace and courtesy lessons. Sensorial These lessons sharpen the senses through comparing and contrasting activities, such as matching, grading, and sequencing objects. Together, these activities form the foundation for mathematical, musical and scientific studies. Examples in the Sensorial area are: matching sounds or smells, matching or grading colors, grading by size, and learning plane and solid shapes. Math Lessons in this area begin with the very concrete and move to the more abstract. A variety of objects are manipulated to learn basic number concepts; place value is learned through manipulating the golden beads. Some examples are: sandpaper numerals for learning the symbols 1–9, the spindle box for understanding the concept of 0, the teens board and tens board for matching quantity and symbol, and the golden beads for understanding the decimal system and performing mathematical operations. Language Our language materials are phonetically based and will help your child develop the skills needed for verbal communication, reading and writing. Examples in this area include games that provide opportunities for speaking, sandpaper letters for learning the sounds of the alphabet, the movable alphabet for constructing words and sentences, many opportunities for reading, and metal insets of design for perfecting the pencil grip.

Brooksfield School

Brooksfield School, founded in 1987, is beautifully situated on five secluded acres in McLean, VA. Brooksfield is a Montessori School serving Pre-K... through 4th grade with an emphasis on discovery through the arts and outdoors. Children study art, dance, Spanish, music, and physical education in addition to the Montessori curriculum. Brooksfield is a green school focusing on recycling, composting, organic gardening, and nutrition. Our program offers before and after school care, extracurricular activities, Outdoor Adventure as well as a summer camp program. Brooksfield strives to nurture the social, physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development of our students. We encourage children to be confident in who they are and who they are becoming. With the belief that we are all individuals with the unique gifts and talents, we as educators have the joy of assisting each child discover the sense of wonder that lies within. Everyday provides a range of opportunities for children to grow into their own potential and to express themselves in a natural, spontaneous fashion. The Brooksfield School is founded upon the belief that learning happens through the joys of mutual friendships, stimulating experiences and self discovery. At the Brooksfield School, children become friends for life. Starting with Pre-k and continuing through 4th grade, Brooksfield makes learning an adventure. Although our activities vary in subject matter, our approach to the child is consistent. A positive tone, reassuring words and constructive feedback have all become a Brooksfield trademark. In a world in which manners, civility and love of knowledge are quickly disappearing, Brooksfield offers families and alternative that combines the best of today with the best of yesterday.

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