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Children's Garden Montessori | Preschool for 2 to 6 year olds

State Funded Mixed PreK Class

We have dreamed of having a Montessori school that anyone could attend, regardless of income.  Maria Montessori always intended her program to be available to all children.  So we are delighted to announce that our application for a Pre K classroom has been approved!  We will have one state funded Pre K class, and one preschool class will remain direct pay. This will not change our Montessori philosophy or method.This class is full for the 2019-20 school year.  

There will still be three classrooms: Ms. Jenny’s toddler class (direct pay), Ms. Joan’s class (direct pay), and Ms. Julee’s class (state funded Pre K).

Ms. Julee’s Pre K class will have the following requirements:

  • The morning program, from 8 am to 1 pm, is at no cost to parents.
  • Children who have reached their third or fourth birthdays before 12:01 a.m. September 1 and are not eligible by age for kindergarten qualify for this class.
  • The state requires that every child attend Monday through Friday 8 am to 1 pm, five days a week.  Exceptions can be made, please talk to Joan about this.
  • There will be a limit of 16 children in this class. (Ms. Joan’s class will maintain a 20 child capacity.)
  • If your child stays 5 days a week until 3:30, it will cost parents $312.50 per month.  If your child stays until 5:30 pm, it will be $562.50 per month.

This state funding will continue for four years. 

Enrollment for our summer program will begin in March.  This will be direct pay and remain unchanged.

If you would like your child to be in the Pre K class for the 2020-21 school year, please contact the school in January 2020, and we will have lottery applications, directions and priorities available.