Creative Minds Montessori School offers four programs:
- Infant room, 6 weeks through 18 months
- Toddler room, 18 months through 36 months
- Primary program, 3 years through kindergarten - Children are required to be 3 years old as of September 1st and fully toilet trained to enter this program. Children also need to be 5 years old as of September 1st to enter the Kindgergarten program.
Our school is open year round and will operate as a Montessori school the entire year. We offer before care, 7:00a.m. – 8:30a.m., academic day, 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m., and after school care, 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.
All teachers at Creative Minds Montessori School are Montessori trained and have an understanding of the needs and development of the children they work with. Everyone is warm, nurturing, and loving. Children learn by doing and that is just what our teachers encourage them to do. We are here to guide the children, helping when needed and encouraging them to be independent. It is our job to constantly observe the children stepping in for those who need support, and knowing when not to interrupt a child in concentration. The children are treated with respect and allowed freedom in choosing activities, and working at their own pace, which forms the basis of real discipline.
Each classroom within in the school meets the needs in following the Montessori philosophy. The rooms are spacious, allowing children to move between works, and allowing enough space for adequate shelving and materials. The rooms are filled with developmentally appropriate work, allowing the children freedom to choose works of interest. All work will be clean, safe, and inviting, which encourages children to touch and manipulate the work. Everything in the classroom is child sized, allowing children to be as independent as possible, and allowing the children to learn through exploration through the senses.
A typical day at Creative Minds Montessori is filled with children discovering, learning, and developing who they are as individuals. All the classrooms will follow a routine which will be explained in more detail for those who are interested in a tour.