Half- and Full-Day Montessori Preschool Programs
Hands-On Montessori offers mixed-age Montessori preschool and kindergarten classes, with students ages 2.9 to 6 years old. This mixed age grouping fosters a non-competitive environment. Peer teaching and learning occurs spontaneously allowing older children to reinforce their skills; furthermore, it affords younger children opportunities and experiences that may not otherwise be available in a more traditional grade type classroom.
The Montessori Method is based on an integrated approach to the curriculum whereby no subject is taught in isolation. Math, language, art, music, geography, cultural studies, botany, zoology and other sciences are explored. Additionally, outdoor play, lessons in grace and courtesy; care and respect for ones’ self, the environment, and each other are part of the daily curriculum.
Respect for concentration is modeled and taught from very early on; therefore, students are not interrupted while engaged in a purposeful activity. The children are encouraged to pursue studies in all areas of their spontaneous personal interest using hands-on, “experiential” learning through concrete manipulative learning materials, experimental discovery, and group experiences. Children are free to move about the room and make work choices while being guided by the Montessori teacher based on observations of readiness and interest. There is a definite sense of freedom within clearly defined limits in the Montessori preschool classroom.
Half-Day Preschool Schedule
Morning Class: 8:30 to 11:30, Monday through Friday
Afternoon Class: 12:30 to 3:30, Monday through Friday
Full-Day Preschool Schedule
Our Full Day Preschool Enrichment program is held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. It’s available to families whose children are enrolled in the morning session of our half-day program and need full day care. This program is a supplement to our traditional Montessori preschool program and offers limited enrollment.
The add-on schedule includes:
- 11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch Bunch
- 12:30 to 1:15 – Read Aloud & Rest/Quiet time (EEC requirement)
- 1:15 to 2:45 – Preschool Enrichment; games, music & movement, dancing, cooking, art, snack and other activities indoor or outdoor as the weather permits.
- 2:45 to 3:00 – Closing Group Community Time.
- 3:00 to 3:30 – Outdoor Learning & Play Time
Hands-On Montessori School is a community of children, families and teachers dedicated to inspiring and nurturing the development of each student’s independence, self-confidence, self respect, and creativity, enabling each child to reach his/her full potential as a global citizen and life-long learner.
Since 2003, our reputation and convenient location have allowed us to serve families along the Route 95/495 corridor, including Braintree, Bridgewater, Canton, Dover, Easton, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Providence, Rehoboth, Sharon, Walpole, West Bridgewater, Westwood and Wrentham.