Pre-K / Primary Program

The Primary Classroom, or Children's House (3 to 5 year olds)

"When the children come into the classroom at around three years of age, they are given in the simplest way possible the opportunity to enrich the language they have acquired during their small lifetime and to use it intelligently, with precision and beauty, becoming aware of its properties not by being taught, but by being allowed to discover and explore these properties themselves. If not harassed, they will learn to write, and as a natural consequence to read, never remembering the day they could not write or read in the same way that they do not remember that once upon a time they could not walk."

Primary Schedule

7:45-8:55: Free Choice/Breakfast
9:00-9:20: Circle
9:20-10:40: Free Choice/Snack
10:40-10:55: Storytime
11:00-11:30: Playground
11:30-12:00: Storytime/Music
12:00-12:45: Lunch
12:45-2:55: Naptime
3:00-4:15: Free Choice/Snack
4:20-5:20: Playground
5:20-5:45: Storytime/Snack
Pick up and late afternoon period for aftercare

As part of the PreK children's schedule, we offer weekly extracurricular visits in the garden, with the librarian, exploring motor movement, and playing music.

Primary Aftercare

The Primary classes are part of the Early Education Department, which offers year-round care from 7:45 am to 5:45 pm and follows the EED calendar. The Primary afternoon program is led by Montessori teachers and includes a late afternoon work period in the Montessori environment.