Preschool is available to children 2 ½ years of age – 5 years of age. We understand each family has varying schedule needs; therefore, we offer a variety of Preschool schedule options. Below are our “typical” schedules, to learn more about custom options not listed please contact us.
- Full Day | 8am – 3pm
- 5 Full Days
3 Full Days
2 Full Days
Kindergarten Program (Top)
5 Years old by August 1st
Full Day | 8am – 3pm (Monday – Friday)
Students entering Kindergarten must turn 5 years of age by the 1st of August of the enrolling school year. Children entering Absorbent Minds Kindergarten from another preschool program will be accepted for a two-month probationary period to assess Kindergarten readiness and adjustment to the Montessori environment. Full acceptance will be granted based on evaluations by the administrator and classroom teacher(s).
Kindergarten students are the oldest in their developmentally grouped mixed-age classroom. At this point in their development and learning with the Montessori materials, they have become the “experts.” They are working with more advanced materials, do homework, and have more in-depth science experiments. Kindergartners dedicate time to reading daily, practicing handwriting, and work on special individual projects. In their role as experts in the classroom, the Kindergartners become leaders and role models to the younger students. This is an excellent opportunity for the children to develop leadership skills and refine their own behavior patterns. As they grow in a sense of responsibility, they increase their self-esteem and solidify their existing knowledge and understanding of the Montessori curriculum, while continuously challenging themselves to learn new things. This gives children the readiness they need to meet new challenges and forms a love of learning for life.