Our Programs

 

 

Flexible Enrollment

We offer various options to suit your child care needs and budget. For three, four or five days, you can choose to enroll your child for half days (08:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), half days with lunch (08:30 a.m.- 01:00 p.m.), school days (08:30 a.m.- 03:00 p.m.) or full days (07:00 a.m.- 06:00 p.m.). Your child has to be two years old on the first day of enrollment. We also offer enrollment discounts for siblings and “drop-in” care to the school’s part-time students. Please refer to our tuition schedule in the application package.

Kindergarten

Our kindergarten children have an excellent and rare opportunity to be in a classic, carefully-designed and enriched Montessori environment that offers lessons in math, language, writing, reading, science and various cultural areas. In such an environment, the children experiment with concrete materials that help them understand abstract concepts such as how big is a thousand, and how many tens are there in a hundred. This is where the children get to manipulate concrete materials rather than textbooks and worksheets, and thus develop a strong foundation for their lifetime learning. Our kindergarten children are enthusiastic readers! Their faces shine with pride and joy after reading a book. They look forward to doing their comprehension exercises and coloring their beautiful pictures. They rush to the pencil holders to grab a bunch of pencils and color a picture or write cursive letters and sometimes their whole names in cursive.

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting Summer

We follow through with the Montessori philosophy during the summer camp by allowing the children to have a regular morning in the Montessori classroom. This happens during the first halves of June, July and August. During the second halves of June, July and August, we offer two week summer long camp sessions. For an hour to two in the morning, we have a scheduled activity, visitor’s demonstration or field trip. Our children have done regular baking, painted homemade tipis, made s’mores, ridden horses, hosted guests, and been to various field trips (such as the Piney Run Nature Center, Buppert’s Farm, Sweet Simplicity, etc.), among much, much more. After the summer morning activity is through, the children eat a healthy snack. Then, they get dressed in their swim suits, take their towels and head outside to enjoy the sprinkler. Every week, we pick a day to barbecue homemade hamburgers. The smell of barbecue together with the beach towels and swim suits create a beach ambiance that is fun for everybody including adults. By the time the outdoor play time is over, the children are ready to eat lunch. After lunch, the younger ones get on their cots to nap while the older ones enjoy working with their Montessori Materials.

Application Package

We have included everything you need to know about our school in the application package. We hope you find it useful. Should you be interested to enroll your child, you can always mail the application form, the enrollment agreement along with a check for $175 (registration fee) to the school’s address. For any questions, you can either e-mail Marie at admin@avawanasmontessori.com or call her at 410.970.6181 between 09:00 a.m. and 03:00 p.m.

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Thank you for considering Ava Wanas Montessori School!