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About Us

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Children's Montessori Preschool is located at 1060 Nugget St, just off Canyon Road in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  We are licensed by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department to have up to 24 students in each class.  The morning preschool class runs daily from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., with an optional lunch period from 11:30 - 12:30 and extended care until 5:30. Children may attend school two, three, four or five days per week.  See our tuition price page for current prices.  We can be reached by phone at 505-661-4018 or email at childrensmontessori@gmail.com

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Children's Montessori Preschool is to foster the physical, emotional, and mental growth of each child, helping to foster a love of learning and independence in children ages two-and-a-half to five years of age.

PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

Children learn by exploring their environment and experimenting through play.  There is a direct link between a child's environment and his development.  The staff of Children's Montessori Preschool will strive to create a safe and healthy environment that offers consistency while responding to the changing skills and interests of the children in order to promote physical, intellectual and social growth.  The Montessori philosophy of teaching children through their senses facilitates the growth of inner discipline and develops the ability for later complex reasoning.  This is accomplished through free-choice and the organized use of didactic materials in the classroom.  We believe the preschool experience is the building block for all later learning, as everything a child under the age of six learns is stored in his subconscious forever, developing a foundation for concepts he will be presented with later in his educational career.

CURRICULUM STATEMENT

We are dedicated to the Montessori philosophy and method of education through the senses and play.  Our Progressive Montessori program has taken this philosophy and advanced it to meet the changing needs of children in the 21st century.  Our students develop inner discipline and gain the ability for later complex reasoning by receiving lessons from various areas of the classroom every day.  Our NAEYC approved curriculum offers children a well-rounded educational experience through participation in art, science, language (letter recognition, sounds and reading), math, geography, zoology, history, Practical Life activities, foreign languages (sign language and Spanish), music, dance, Sensorial activities, and movement.  We have integrated role playing areas into our classroom through dramatic play, blocks, books and manipulatives to further develop the social and emotional development of our students.