What makes Monarch Different?     “Monarch Montessori is so much than a day care.”

You may be looking at Monarch because you require child care but we would like you to understand what your child experiences when enrolled here. The hours Monarch Montessori is open enables us to easily accommodate the needs of working families. However, we are not simply a day care alternative and we offer so much more. Consider the idea that we fundamentally believe even our infants get an education here and they are viewed as students in our school.  This is why Dr. Maria Montessori said:

“There are many who hold, as I do, that the most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.”

To ensure you are looking at all aspects of your child’s care, please use this list to compare us to other day care programs or preschools you may be considering.

Monarch
Montessori

Day Care Center

WHY DOES THE DAY CARE OR PRESCHOOL TEACH?  
– Does the preschool have a clearly defined, explicit educational goal? YES 1s
– What is the goal?
    • To offer an education designed to spark an interest in lifelong learning
YES 1s
    • To develop skills for independence and a strong academic foundation
YES 1s
WHAT DOES DAY CARE OR PRESCHOOL TEACH?  Monarch
Montessori
 Day Care Center
– Does the preschool have a clearly defined, proven program? YES 1s
– Is the program scientifically developed, proven over a century and used internationally? YES 1s
– What areas are emphasized in the child’s daily experiences ?
    • Daily Living Skills—such as self-care, food preparation, pouring, sorting— which also systematically develop gross and fine motor skills
YES 1s
    • Social Skills—such as “grace and courtesy”; understanding and respecting other’s feelings, work and personal space; communicating needs verbally
YES 1s
    • Cognitive Skills—concentration,  careful observation, classification and vocabulary development
YES 1s
    • Language Skills—including vocabulary, pencil grip, phonetics, word building
YES 1s
    • Math Skills—including counting, addition, subtraction and multiplication into the 1,000s; fractions and geometric shapes and solids
YES 1s
    • Cultural Subjects—including arts, music, geography and science
YES 1s
    • Executive Functioning—impulse control and the ability to complete complex, multi-step processes without adult help
YES 1s
    • Quality outside play & gross motor skills—in well-kept play areas
YES 1s
HOW DOES THE DAY CARE OR PRESCHOOL TEACH?  Monarch
Montessori
 Day Care Center
– Does the day care or preschool have a clearly defined, proven approach to teaching? YES 1s
– How does the child care center ensure that real, child-led learning takes place? YES 1s
– Provide simple, one-on-one or small group demonstrations, tailored to each child’s developmental readiness YES 1s
– Offer a carefully structured sequence of educational materials, each of which teaches a specific lesson the child masters through voluntary repetition? YES 1s
– Provide high quality materials, not just plastic toys designed specifically to educate the children? YES 1s
– Offer Freedom within Limits, where each child can choose what to do—and learns respect and independence? YES 1s
– Create a carefully prepared environment, designed to meet the needs of small child and that is warm, welcoming and engaging YES 1s
 
WHO IS ACTUALLY TEACHING YOUR CHILD?  Monarch
Montessori
 Day Care Center
– In regards to head teacher qualifications, does the school require more than just the minimum amount of training and credits? YES 1s
– What does the school do to hire, develop and motivate the best staff?
    • Hire only head teachers with a completed Bachelor’s degree
YES 1s
    • Hire only Montessori experts with a national accreditation (e.g., AMS)
YES 1s
    • Provide strong support and guidance—dedicated administrators and Heads of School—to develop teachers and communicate with families
YES 1s

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