Montessori Daily Schedule at MCDC
Our Montessori School Daily Schedule:
Times vary slightly as we “follow the child”
7:30-8:00 Montessori Extended care. Children help prepare the environment and begin work time. Teacher gathers children together to have a story or exercise and go to the deck.
8:00-8:20 Arrivals, children begin to gather for opening ceremonies @ 8:20.
8:20-8:30 Opening ceremonies (flag raising, Brain Gym exercises, Grace and Courtesy Lessons and dismissal to classes.
8:30-11 Work time. Teachers give lessons, children do activities on their own as teachers observe and prepare the next lessons.
11-11:15 Group meeting and Music time. A few children help set up lunch while the rest are having group time.
11:15-11:45 Playground time. One teacher leads an activity while others supervise the children who do not choose to participate.
11:45-12:30 Children come in wash their hands and have lunch. Each child is responsible for his/her own food and clean-up of the area.
12:25-12:35 Clean-up and story time. ½ day dismissal. Nappers begin napping.
12:30-1:00 Non-nappers go outside to play.
12:30-2:10 Nap for children under 4 years old.
1:00-1:15 Quiet time. Children listen to music or quiet story while they have a short rest time.
1:15-2:20 Work Time. Teachers give advanced lessons; children do extended activities. 8-10 children selected go to the garden to experience nature.
2:25-5:00 Child Care Activities and extra classes.