Pines Montessori School offers Extended Care (before and after school) to currently enrolled students. Our three extended care classes (one for toddlers, one for primary children, and one for elementary/middle school children) offer students a relaxed environment in which to engage in free play, arts and crafts, story time, and enriching group interactions.
Our goal is to establish a warm, nurturing atmosphere that offers creative, stimulating, and enjoyable activities for the children. Materials in this environment include quality toys, art materials, dress-up clothes, blocks, games and puzzles. While the classroom materials are not typical of a Montessori classroom, the program is consistent with Montessori principles: freedom of choice in activities is bounded by the responsibility to make positive, healthy, and safe choices individually and as a group.
Extended Care Hours
- Before School – All Ages
- 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
- After School – Toddlers
- 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- After School – Primary
- 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
- After School – Elementary/Middle School
- Studio 3:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning children usually engage in quiet activities as they prepare for their day. As part of our morning care program, we offer a morning snack to students arriving before 7:45 AM.
After school there are opportunities for long stretches of outdoor play, and possibilities for movement activities, other indoor games and activities, and story reading. An afternoon snack is provided.