Cathedral Hill Montessori’s Extended Care option offers the flexibility of an All Day Program with extended hours for both toddlers and preschoolers.
The All Day Children’s House is a unique model that supports children (ages 2.5-6) in an authentic Montessori environment. It is a “home away from home” providing a consistent, engaging and inspiring place for children to live out their day, while extending the Montessori learning experience.
The All Day Children’s House allows children to flourish and grow as they continue their purposeful work in the classroom environment. Practical life work is a big part of the afternoon, as well as exploring with the sensorial, language, art and math materials. They also greatly enjoy music, as well as storytelling and reading together. Children may also choose to go outside for a mixture of group activities and free play. The All Day Children’s House illuminates the child’s independence and helps them further develop their social skills, care for others & the environment, and fosters joy in their work and everything they do.
Our vision for the Extended Care program is to help children engage in work that captures their interest and imagination, in keeping with a Montessori classroom. We want to provide activities that are familiar to them from their Toddler Community/Children’s House as well as materials that are unique and special to Extended Care. The All Day Children’s House comprises students from both preschool classrooms, so children get the opportunity to make friends and practice socialization outside of their daytime peer group. Children’s House students also have the option to go outside in the evening, weather permitting.
This extended day option is available for Toddlers from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and the All Day Children’s House is open from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day.