School Programs

We offer a number of school programs to meet your needs. We offer half day sessions and full day sessions as well as day care for your convenience. Please take a look at our programs below.

Toddler/Preschool/Kindergarten/Elementary

  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Half Day Session
  • 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Extended Day Session
  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Morning Day Care
  • 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Afternoon Day Care
  • 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. All Day (Day Care and School)

Scribbles Montessori Calendar 2016 – 2017

2017

Month Holiday
January 2 Holiday, New Year’s Day, no school (no day care)
January 3 School resumes after break
January 16 Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no day care
February 20 Holiday, Presidents’ Day, no day care
March 4 Open house: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
April 17 - 21 Spring break, day care available
May 29 Holiday, Memorial Day, no day care
June 15 - 16 Summer admissions and enrollment (new admissions)
July 1 Summer school begins
July 4 Holiday, Independence Day, no day care
August 11 Open house: 10:00 a.m.
August 21 - 25 School closed, building maintenance, no day care
August 28 Teacher’s mandatory in-service meeting
August 29 - September 1 First day of school (phasing in children)
September 4 Holiday, Labor Day

Scribbles All Day Program

Scribbles Montessori offers an all day program from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The program starts at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., where the children can select activities from art materials and games. If the weather is mild, the children can be on the playground before 9 a.m.

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the all-day children participate in the Montessori work period and group time. At 12:00 p.m. they have lunch. From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. the children have naps if they are young and require naps, or they participate in the Cultural Extended Day session.

From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the children have art and movement materials to use in addition to a scheduled outside time from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the children participate in tea serving, an exercise in courtesies and manners.

Half Day Program

The children arrive at 8:30 a.m. and participate in outside play time. (Weather permitting) From 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the children participate in the Montessori work period and group time.

Extended Day Program

The children have already attended the half-day program in the morning. For children who do not nap, the time from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. is very special. There is a lesson in penmanship, and a mathematics workbook is introduced, if the child is ready for it. The focus of the afternoon is botany (the study of plants), zoology (the study of animals), geography and simple history. The excitement and interest that the children exhibit in discovering the world about them make the afternoon program a joy for the children and the teachers.

Practical Life (Curriculum)

Practical Life is considered the foundation of the Scribbles curriculum. The fundamental tools for learning (concentration, organization, coordination and independence) are established as the child learns the simple tasks involved with the care of themselves such as buttoning and bow tying, and care of the environment in dishwashing and silver polishing, and courtesies such as "please" and "thank you."

Sensorial (Curriculum)

Sensorial refines the senses. This is the time in the child's life when information is received by the child through the senses; therefore, the need to develop and refine the senses is particularly important. The children match and grade colors, shapes and sizes. Textures, sounds and tastes are also matched and graded. Concentration, organization, coordination and independence established in the Practical Life materials are further developed with the Sensorial materials.

Language Arts (Curriculum)

Language Arts is broadly organized into the categories of listening, speaking, writing and reading. At Scribbles Montessori, there is an emphasis on precise usage of language so that the child hears a clear model of the English language. The names of colors, shapes and sizes are reinforced. The child is encouraged to speak in complete sentences. In the reading process, a phonics approach to reading is utilized, which assigns the sound to the letter. When the child knows a certain number of sounds, the letters are placed together to form words that the child can sound out, blending the sounds to read the word. With a movable alphabet, the child forms words and then reads the words.

Mathematics (Curriculum)

The children learn the numerals and the quantity that goes with the numerals. They begin with 1-10 and then quickly proceed to 100. Simple addition is introduced along with an introduction to the base ten system: units, tens, hundreds and thousands.

Art and Music (Curriculum)

Art is an integral part of the program with art materials available to the child at all times during the day. The media available includes easel painting, watercolors, clay and crayons.

Music occurs in groups and involves singing and listening to music.

Spanish (Curriculum)

Spanish is taught by a specialist who gives instructions three times a week. The lesson is reinforced in the classroom during the week.

Computers

Keyboard

Dance Classes

Gymnastics