Our preschool program is Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Our program uses the Montessori philosophy of education through the training of the senses. In The Montessori Method, Maria Montessori stated that “the education of the senses must assume the greatest importance,” and the Montessori materials “cause the child to exercise the senses.” The school is equipped fully with the Montessori materials of daily living, sensorial, math, language, art, science, and geography, as well as many supplemental activities, including large-muscle activity in our indoor gym, field trips, and School House Symphony.
At MCR our goal is to provide children with opportunities for independence and self-exploration. We allow them to dress themselves, clean up after themselves, and look to other children for help. With over 100 different activities in the Classroom at any one time, there are many opportunities for children to work together in small groups or individually and we respect and encourage them to make their own choices.
We allow children to work at their own pace and we encourage their participation in responsibility for the community. As their first school experience, we want children to leave MCR with a love of learning, a respect for others, and respect for the environment and the classroom.