Elements Montessori offers Pre-Kindergarten aged children (between 2.9 and 4.11) a variety of scheduling options. Parents may choose 3, 4 or 5 days per week as well as full days (8:40 – 3:00) or half days (8:40 – 1:10). Our Kindergarten program is 5 full days per week. (Kindergartners must be at least 5 years old by September 1st.)
For families with demanding schedules, we offer Before-Care starting at 7:30 AM and After-Care until 5:30 PM. We offer breakfast to children arriving before 8:15 AM, and provide an afternoon snack for those staying beyond 3:00 PM dismissals. Read more...
During the morning work period, each child is encouraged to take a break and reserve a seat at the Snack Café. Enrolled families are asked to assist in providing fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy choices that will sustain our children throughout their busy mornings.
Both our full and half day programs include the lunch hour. Each day, we give thanks to the earth and the sun for providing, we thank the children of the world for bringing us joy, and we sing a little song of peace.
Dining together as a community is one of the most important aspects of our Grace and Courtesy Curriculum. In the spirit of insuring that children entrusted to our care are nourished in both mind and body, we ask that families pack wholesome, nutritious lunches. The children unpack their own lunchboxes and help themselves to something to drink. Our Kindergartners guide their younger friends in setting their spaces and assist in opening containers. We all place our napkins in our laps, engage in polite conversation and encourage each other to use best table manners. When lunch is over, everyone clears their place and tidies up. Following half day dismissals, we brush our teeth and get ready for the afternoon.