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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you open year-round?
    Yes, we are open throughout the year with rolling admissions. We take off most major Holidays and some days between Christmas & New Year's Day depending on which days of the week those Holiday's fall for a specific year.
  • Do you supply snacks and lunches?
    We do not currently supply snacks and lunches. Depending on your time slot, we recommend bringing one snack for the morning period, a lunch to be eaten around 12pm and one snack for the afternoon period.
  • Do you potty train?
    Yes, we use the Montessori approach to potty training. We are happy to come along side you during the potty training process. If your child is ready to be potty trained, we will provide you details on our method and work with you to make sure your child is setup for success both at school and at home.
  • Can I take the summer off?
    We review summer enrollment on a case by case basis but we can usually work with you to take the summer off by having your child rejoin at the beginning of the school year when our oldest students graduate.
  • When is pick-up time?
    We have three pick-up time slots: 12pm, 2:30pm and 6:00pm. We ask that you do not pick-up earlier than 15 minutes before the time slot for 12pm and 2:30pm so that your child will get full days work of curriculum. If you are scheduled for aftercare, you are welcome to pick-up anytime between 2:30pm and 6pm. During this time we focus on open-ended STEM play.
  • What ages do you accept?
    We currently accept ages 2 to 6 with first priority to students in the 2 to 3 range. Students that are introduced to the Montessori method early are often better prepared for their future education.
  • What is your teacher-student ratio?
    We pride ourselves in having one of the best student-teacher ratios in the Sanford area. We currently target a 1 to 8 ratio during our core hours for all ages. Because of our mixed-age approach to education, we maintain the same ratio for all age groups.
  • What classroom will my child be in?
    The Montessori method focuses on mixed-age groups to help foster child led development. We currently have a large downstairs area sectioned off into different focus areas as well as a small upstairs area where we emphasize our most advanced curriculum. When children learn in a mixed age group setting, the youngest learn from the oldest and the oldest have the opportunity to learn leadership skills.
  • What curriculum do you use for reading education?
    We are strong proponents of the science of reading. The Montessori method for reading is built on a strong foundation of phonetic awareness and phonics. This method has been proven through research to be the most effective method for building a strong foundational skill-set for reading. When you combine this with Montessori techniques, our students often far exceed the expectations set forth by state standards while also developing a strong love for reading.
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