All Year Montessori
All Day - All Year!
Woodside Montessori Academy has been a leader in Montessori Early Childhood Education for 25 years. We are proud to announce our All Year Montessori (AYM) program. The AYM program is designed to meet the needs of working parents by providing year round day care in an environment that is caring, consistent and enriched: your child’s home away from home!
All Year Montessori (AYM) features all the benefits of a Montessori education along with the convenience of day care, all year long, for those families who require it. The mixed age group provides a family setting which encourages compassion and generosity. Within this safe, loving atmosphere, children's physical and mental development is nurtured with individual attention and encouragement for imaginative play and exploration in a prepared environment.
The AYM class will be staffed by two Montessori teachers and an assistant who understand the importance of stability in the lives of young children, and accept that their job is to be and interact with the children, not just provide custodial care.
The AYM class will follow the same exemplary Montessori Early Childhood curriculum as the Primary classes (ages 3-6). We provide an enriching and nurturing hands-on learning experience with specially formulated Montessori materials for math, language, sensorial exploration, practical life activities, art, music, science and geography. We provide opportunities for gardening, nature studies, cooking, weaving/sewing, and learning Spanish.
Each day consists of some group activities, individual work time and outdoor play. The AYM program allows the child to have periods of focused concentration and relaxed reflection, thereby creating balance and flow in the child’s day.
Benefits of All Year Montessori (AYM):
- Researchers have found that shorter breaks cut down the learning loss during the summer.
- Positive attitudes, more relaxed school atmosphere, have been attributed to year round education.
- Educational benefits include increased retention of information that has been taught due to a more balanced schedule.
Open: 245 days per year
Number of students in the class: max. 20
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Play area: Outdoor area complete with large sandbox, play equipment, treed area, and grassy area.
- Breakfast will be provided or children arriving before 8:30 for families who make a request. Healthy snack and 100% juice will also be provided. Lunch will be provided by parent (Friday families may purchase pizza).