Program

MacDonald Montessori Program

Goals and Objectives

  1. To provide a loving, caring atmosphere where physical and emotional affection is fully given and in which children feel secure and develop a positive self-concept.
  2. To meet each child’s physical needs while encouraging independence in self care and care of their environment.
  3. To provide a program and environment that encourages curiosity; in which the child can discover, explore, be challenged and problem solve.
  4. To surround the children with adults who are joyful, enthusiastic and spontaneous and who are stable, secure and professional; and committed to the well being of children.
  5. To provide a healthful and safe environment where children can live and grow.
  6. To provide an environment and program where everyone’s rights (children & adult) are protected and insured and encourages self-confidence, self-control, and a sense of responsibility.
  7. To provide an environment and program in which respect for themselves, for each other, for adults and for materials and property is fostered and insured.
  8. To provide a rich environment that accepts children as they are and encourages the total development of children and fosters their individual needs, interests and talents.
  9. To be supportive of parents and families; encouraging involvement, open and honest communication and feedback.

Admissions

Children are admitted based on classroom availability basis. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, color, national origin, source of payment, or handicap.

We offer care for the following age groups:

  • Infant: 6 weeks to 16 months
  • Toddler: 16 months to 33 months
  • Preschool: 33 months to 5 years
  • Before & After School Care: 5 through 8 years

Teacher/Child Ratios

  • Infant: 1:4
  • Toddler: 1:7
  • Preschool: 1:10
  • Before & After School Care: 1:15