Montessori Primary Program
Windsor Montessori School is a Town of Windsor school which began in 1986. The school is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and maintains National Accreditation from the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.
The student body ranges from age 18 months through 6 years. One toddler class and five primary classes occupy the Milo W. Peck Child Development Center Facility.
The classrooms offer a carefully planned environment that provide a variety of educational experiences for toddler, preschool and kindergarten children. A prepared environment and hands-on educational materials are provided to take advantage of what children are naturally capable of learning. The aim is to develop curiosity, love of learning, respect for self, others and the environment while exposing the child to a wide variety of ideas and activities.
In the primary classes (ages 3 - 6), the Montessori teacher assumes a more subtle posture in the classroom than the traditional teacher. Following the Montessori philosophy that children learn by doing, the teacher sets up the classroom with an emphasis on materials designed for manipulation by the children. While the Montessori teacher does demonstrate how the materials are to be used, the lecture format and structured group activities are de-emphasized in favor of independent work activities selected and scheduled by each child with the teacher's guidance.
Low student-to-teacher ratios permit the teacher to provide support to each child as they proceed at his or her own pace with the chosen work activities and to monitor the progress of each child. The Montessori teacher approaches the education process with an understanding that it is necessary to give a child enough information to sustain them while they learn the process of learning. In striving to maintain this goal, the teacher must avoid developing within the child a dependence upon the teacher as the primary provider of information. A teacher's greatest success is to help the child to assume responsibility for his or her own education.
Monday - Friday 6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
After Hours daily 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. for an additional fee
Windsor Montessori operates on a school year basis and holds
a separate registration for summer camp.
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