CHMS offers 2 – 5 year olds part-day and full-day programs for the academic school year and summer.
Our Montessori Toddler program is enchanting.
Our toddlers blossom in a peaceful and gentle Montessori environment.
Each child practices how to be safe and show grace and courtesy, while developing their art, music and fine and gross motor skills.
Children receive independent lessons and complete work that actively engages their hand with their mind.
Phonics skills, arithmetic skills, and spoken language through socialization and singing. These areas of development are the centerpiece of our Montessori environment.
Our toddlers are welcome in their classroom at 8:15 A.M. each day. CHMS offers three dismissal times, which include 11:15 A.M, 3:00 P.M. and our Enrichment Program (3:15 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.), which is our most flexible option. Parents may pick up their child anytime between 3:15 P.M. and 5:45 P.M.
Note: All toddlers are welcome in diapers, and we look forward to celebrating the day when each toddler becomes toilet trained.
Our Montessori Preschool program is transformative.
Children engage in meaningful lessons that guide students to develop their fine motor skills and grace and courtesy skills.
These experiences breed an appetite for focus and concentration.
Students learn to learn to appreciate the arts, including music and art history.
We believe in preparing our preschoolers for Kindergarten. CHMS preschool graduates attain a strong academic foundation in reading, writing, math, geography and science.
With guidance from a Montessori trained educator, children learn at their own pace.
Our Preschool students have countless socialization opportunities for personal, physical and social growth.
Above all, children learn to listen and respect others to develop into well-rounded citizens.
CHMS opens at 7:30 A.M. and offers three dismissal times, including 1:15 P.M., 3:00 P.M. and our Enrichment Program (3:15 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.), which is our most flexible option. Parents may pick up their child anytime between 3:15 P.M. and 5:45 P.M.
Note: Children must be completely toilet trained and able to self-soothe without the dependence of a pacifier to gain admittance to our Preschool Program.
Nutritious food is a vital part of a child’s well being.
In 2000, we partnered with a local catering company to bring our toddlers and preschools fresh and healthy meals each day. Next year will be our 20th anniversary with the organization.
Lunch consists of greens, an entree, whole wheat bread, fresh fruit and milk.
One day, children might have brown rice with beef, vegetables, quinoa and farrow and the next day, chicken leg with buttermilk gravy and zucchini with yellow squash.
A wide variety of meals are rotated, so children learn to try and enjoy new foods.
Snacks are equally important to well balanced nutrition.
We provide snacks twice a day (morning and afternoon). Snacks consist of a carbohydrate, fresh fruit, and a protein.
Art begins an adventure of self-expression and creativity.
Creating art is an integral part of a young child’s day.
Toddlers receive art lessons throughout each week from their Montessori directress and classroom assistants.
Preschoolers receive art lessons in their classrooms and weekly art lessons from our art teacher.
She designs her art curriculum around central topics that correspond with cultural, environmental, and historic themes.
Her expertise in studio art helps introduce children to a variety of mediums to create remarkable pieces of art.
Our Enrichment Program provides students with a well-rounded and dynamic experience to end their day.
Parents have the flexibility to pick up their child anytime between 3:15 P.M. and 5:45 P.M.
Students begin EP with a snack, consisting of a protein, carbohydrate, fresh fruit, and water. Following snack time, students participate in gross motor exercises, including soccer, basketball, obstacle courses, dancing, and biking.
These activities give our children plenty of time to be physically active. We balance these activities with an adequate amount of quiet time.
Children have the opportunity to listen to and share stories and participate in numerous art projects with our art teacher.
The Enrichment Program is a beneficial experience for children to improve their socialization, fine motor, and gross motor skills with all age groups because the development of these skills helps facilitate a child’s preparedness for Kindergarten.
Note: Children may be picked up anytime between 3:15 P.M. and 5:45. P.M. All children must be picked up by 5:45 P.M.
CHMS offers two summer camp sessions in July and August to provide coverage for CHMS families over the summer. Our summer camps focus on creating a relaxing and fun atmosphere.
Even though Montessori Directresses incorporate Montessori lessons into the daily schedule, children have more freedom to discover and engage with new subject matters on their own.
Each Montessori Directress creates a theme for both summer camps, to compliment additional activities like cooking, art, nature studies, music and water play.
Recent preschool graduates will continue to improve their reading, writing, and math skills, using Montessori materials.
The oldest children will also be introduced to a schedule similar to what they will experience in Kindergarten with set time frames to complete daily projects.
Note: We give preference to returning, and incoming students for acceptance, but will accept other applicants if placements are available.