Mission: Sungarden montessori children's house is dedicated to the education of the whole child within purposeful, respectful environments based upon the insights and inspiration of dr. Maria montessori.
Programs: Provided an association montessori internationale (ami) accredited montessori program for 50 preschool and kindergarten-aged children, as well as providing parent enrichment resources. The school provides: - two beautifully prepared montessori classrooms with outdoor patios, as well as access to an outdoor learning environment. - an active garden and outdoor "naturescape" in which children interact with nature, learn about food and sustainability, and environmental awareness. - one ami trained teacher and one trained assistant in each classroom, in addition to a trained outdoor teacher who works with the children in our outdoor classroom. - school five days per week from 8:30 - 12:00 for younger preschool children and 8:30 - 3:00 for older preschool and kindergarten-age children. We accommodate children who nap directly in the classroom so that they may rejoin their peers upon waking from their rest. - early arrival and after care is available (8:00 - 5:30) - a summer program with an emphasis on gardening, nature activities, arts and crafts, cooking, picnics and play in the neighborhood park - parent-teacher conferences twice a year - monthly parent meetings with administrator to discuss montessori philosophy, materials and their use, and ways of bringing the spirit of montessori into the home - three parent information evenings addressing montessori education and parenting - three parent-child open houses during which children demonstrate activities for parents - a parent lending library