Programs

Ages

Farmview serves children ages two and a half years – six year old’s with Kindergarten available.

A child must be toilet trained to be eligible.

Hours and Programs

Half day Programs

5 A.M. half day sessions  M-F  9:15 – 11:45

3 A.M. half day programs  M/W/F – 9:15 – 11:45

Full Day Programs

Full day Sessions  9:15 – 3:15

5 full day sessions (M-F)

8 sessions (2 half days and 3 full days) M,W,F full days

7 sessions (3 half days and 2 full days) T,H full days

Before and After School Programs

A.M. 7:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

P.M. 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Dr. Maria Montessori believed given freedom within limits, the child develops academically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Farmview Montessori Garden is committed to a Holistic approach to education. The child grows from within, becoming an independent, responsible person with a positive attitude toward learning.

The Three Year Cycle

Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The Montessori Method of Education is based on the three-year program. For children starting at 2 1/2 years of age or with summer or late birthdays, this may be considered a four-year cycle.

Dr. Maria Montessori observed that children develop in three-year cycles. The classroom incorporates three-year age groupings. The teachers remain with the children throughout these three years, creating consistency, gaining understanding and knowledge of each individual’s needs.

The sequencing of the activities from large to small, concrete to abstract and simple to complex, helps support this philosophy. Children progress through the classroom choosing work at their own level of development.

The first two years (for some three) lay the base and groundwork, which will be needed for the final year. The Kindergarten year is when everything comes together for the child. The child blossoms academically as well as emotionally and socially.

During the Kindergarten year, children become role models and leaders, confident of their capabilities. Their self-respect and self esteem soar! Sharing the environment with the younger children stimulates a deepening level of maturity. Interrupting the three-year cycle by removing a child before completion of the cycle is similar to digging up a plant before it has the opportunity to flower and bear fruit.

The Kindergarten year here at Farmview Montessori Garden is a gift. It is a gift from the kindergarten child to all the other children in the classroom as he/she shares the fruits of his/her labors for the benefit of all. It is a gift to the kindergarten child permitting the child to bask in his/her successes and accomplishments.

 

Preschool

Pre-Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Committing to the three-year cycle may be difficult, but the rewards are bountiful!

 

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