Full Day Kindergarten
Rising Star Montessori School’s Kindergarten Program is a five full-day program, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. On-site extended care is available from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:00-6:00 p.m., so childcare for your child is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Resources include Library skills, P.E., Art, Writer’s Workshop, Music Appreciation, Computer, and Spanish. There are 3 parent/teacher conferences scheduled for the school year to hear about the progress of your child. The Montessori curriculum follows the child. Following the child is one place where Montessori differs considerably from traditional education. Rather than following a set simultaneous sequential curriculum, where every child learns the same things every day regardless of their knowledge or aptitude, a more flexible approach is taken. Each child is assessed and begins within the continuum of the ages 3-6 curriculum meaning they are taught at the level they are at for each curriculum area.
The three conferences held yearly perform a role to ensure individual support. Goal setting conferences are scheduled in Sept., followed by a January and a May conference on your child’s progress made throughout the year.
We welcome families to come for a tour to find out more about our school.
A child in his earliest years, when he is only two or a little more, is capable of tremendous achievements simply through his unconscious power of absorption, though he is himself still immobile. After the age of three he is able to acquire a great number of concepts through his own efforts in exploring his surroundings. In this period he lays hold of things through his own activity and assimilates them into his mind.~ Dr. Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child