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Our Programs

Our Programs

We offer the following programs for children 16 months of age through sixth grade. 



What is the Toddler Community?


Our Toddler Community serves children beginning at age 16 months in a classroom of up to 12 children, with a Montessori trained teacher, a morning assistant and an afternoon assistant. Joyful and spontaneous, our program is designed to meet the unique developmental needs of young children, and so it includes a great emphasis on language development, large and small motor coordination, and independence. Our work with toddlers centers on each child’s desire to “help me do it myself.” All furniture and activities are perfectly sized for their small bodies and hands. The classroom environment is beautiful and organized. At the age of 30-36 months children move to the Children’s House. The Toddler Community is based on the developmental needs of toddlers, and so we seek to facilitate development by:

  • Providing a nurturing environment that fosters a love of learning and a sense of curiosity
  • Helping children develop self-esteem based on experiencing themselves as capable and as valued members of a community
  • Giving children the opportunity to develop friendship, empathy, compassion, and generosity
  • Offering an appropriate balance of freedom and discipline in order to help children develop inner discipline and the ability to make good choices
  • Supporting children’s concentration and experiences of being “in the zone” which leads to inner peace as well as absorbing new knowledge
  • Feeding the child’s intellect through exploration with all the senses, a language rich environment, and fulfilling the child’s need for order (which is the foundation for organizing the mind and critical thinking)




What is a typical day look like in the Toddler Community?


Here is a typical day: Arrival: Children arrive for the school day at 8:30. (Children can attend early morning care beginning at 7:15). They start their day by hanging up their coats, putting on their indoor shoes, and greeting their teachers and friends. Breakfast is served at 8:30. Work Cycle: Children have an uninterrupted morning of hands-on activities, and the staff work with children one-on-one or in small groups. Types of activities include:

  1. Practical Life: Children delight in doing activities from everyday life that are scaled down to toddler size. Examples include peeling and slicing bananas for snacks, scrubbing tables, flower arranging, and practicing zippers.
  2. Fine Motor: We have a variety of manipulatives like puzzles, shape sorters, and stringing beads.
  3. Language: We offer language objects and picture cards to enrich the children’s vocabulary. We enjoy sharing lots of songs, books, and poems.
  4. Art: Our art philosophy is “process not product” and we have different types of art mediums for children to explore including paint, clay, crayons, and chalk.
  5. Outdoors: We go outside to our natural playscape daily.
Lunch: We provide a hot lunch in the classroom. The children set the table, pour milk for themselves, and clean up afterwards. Half-day: Half day children go home at 12:45 pm. Nap: Children rest on comfy cots. Afternoon: The children eat a snack. Children go outside again or continue exploring the classroom environment until their parents pick them up. between 4:00 pm (the end of the school day) and 5:30 pm (when after care ends). Toileting: Using the toilet is part of the routine throughout the day. To facilitate toilet learning, all children wear underwear.





Kids Playing with Lego
Toddler Community
(16 months to 3 years old)

Where toddlers explore language development, large and small motor coordination, and independence. Our Toddler Community consists of 12 to 14 toddlers ages 16 months to 3 years, one Montessori trained teacher and two assistants.

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Can I insert pictures in my FAQ?


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  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
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  4. When editing your answer, click on the picture icon and then add an image from your library




Can I insert a video in my FAQ?


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  4. When editing your answer, click on the video icon and then paste the YouTube or Vimeo video URL
  5. That's it! A thumbnail of your video will appear in answer text box




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Children in School
Children's House
(3 years old to Kindergarten)

Where children develop physical, social and intellectual independence by following their interests, developing a love of learning, and trusting in their own abilities. Each classroom is made up of 27 students ages 3 -  6 years old, one Montessori trained teacher and one assistant guide.

Students at School
Elementary
(1st - 6th grade)

Where students in 1st- 6th grade learn and are inspired to be passionate, life-long learners, respectful of themselves and all others. Our free, urban-based Montessori program is committed to leading the North Minneapolis students in closing the achievement gap.

How do I add a new question?


To add a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.




Can I insert pictures in my FAQ?


Yes! To add a picture follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
  3. Click on the question you would like to attach a picture to
  4. When editing your answer, click on the picture icon and then add an image from your library




Can I insert a video in my FAQ?


Yes! Users can add video from YouTube or Vimeo with ease:

  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
  3. Click on the question you would like to attach a video to
  4. When editing your answer, click on the video icon and then paste the YouTube or Vimeo video URL
  5. That's it! A thumbnail of your video will appear in answer text box




How do I edit or remove the "FAQ title"?


The FAQ title can be adjusted in the settings tab of the App Settings. You can also remove the title by unchecking its checkbox in the settings tab.





Forms & Information: Now available for 2020-2021 school year!