Montessori West Maple

TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL

18 MONTHS TO 6 YEARS

Toddler and Preschool Programs

The Toddler and Preschool programs include independent and small group activities that develop gross and fine motor skills, cognitive, social, and language skills. Art, music, yoga, and free play round out their busy day. Since children in this age group love to be “on the go,” ample opportunity is provided to explore the outdoor environment, engage in water activities, or just run outside for a part of every day.

Contact us today to learn more about our Montessori West Maple school!

SCHOOL CONTACT

18544 W. Maple Rd. Omaha, NE 68022

Phone: 402.393.1311

Principal: Susan Gray

School Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

MEC Main Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Parents/Guardians are asked to report any absences or late arrivals by 9:00am.

2 PROGRAMS TO CHOOSE FROm

Montessori West Maple backs to corn and soybean fields on a 2 1/2 acre campus, built by the Kiewit Special Projects Group in 2006. This northwest Omaha location is ideal for families that reside in the area, offering year-round Toddler and Preschool programs and an outdoor Nature Explore classroom.

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2 PROGRAMS TO CHOOSE FROm

Montessori West Maple backs to corn and soybean fields on a 2 1/2 acre campus, built by the Kiewit Special Projects Group in 2006. This northwest Omaha location is ideal for families that reside in the area, offering year-round Toddler and Preschool programs and an outdoor Nature Explore classroom.

INQUIRY BASED EDUCATION

We take tremendous pride in providing your child with individualized, exploration-based education. Our Montessori teachers guide and mentor children, encouraging them to explore their interests and to have fun while learning about the world around them.

INQUIRY BASED EDUCATION

We take tremendous pride in providing your child with individualized, exploration-based education. Our Montessori teachers guide and mentor children, encouraging them to explore their interests and to have fun while learning about the world around them.

CHILDREN LEARN TO BECOME INDEPENDENT

Many of the activities in the toddler program highlight the self-help skills that lead to independence, which is a focus that is not all that common in traditional daycares and child care centers.

CHILDREN LEARN TO BECOME INDEPENDENT

Many of the activities in the toddler program highlight the self-help skills that lead to independence, which is a focus that is not all that common in traditional daycares and child care centers.

SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Since this is an age of very strong imitation, the teachers constantly model appropriate social skills, good manners, and consideration for others. To help smooth their initial social interactions, the toddlers also learn to use words for the feelings they experience in themselves and others.

SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Since this is an age of very strong imitation, the teachers constantly model appropriate social skills, good manners, and consideration for others. To help smooth their initial social interactions, the toddlers also learn to use words for the feelings they experience in themselves and others.

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WHAT PARENTS ARE ASKING

We do extensive Criminal Reference checks and Background checks on all of our team members.

Our program is 5 days per week, Monday – Friday. Recognizing the community’s need for extended hours, we are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our Preschool program runs as follows:

Infant: 6 weeks-18 months

Toddler: 18 months-3 years

Primary: 3 years – Kindergarten (Child must be potty trained)

School Day: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Full Time: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Because we have a mixed age group, discipline develops naturally through the guidance of older students. The desire to imitate the positive behavior of a five-year-old is a strong influence on a three-year-old.

We stress consideration for people and property and help the children absorb the rules and our values right from the start. Our ultimate goal is always for the student to love learning! When occasional behavior challenges do arise, we handle them in an age-appropriate way with firm sensitivity. We make certain that the rules are clear and consequences fair and consistent. We primarily use redirection as an appropriate response to most instances. If the situation escalates, the child will be asked to “sit out” until he or she gains self-control and is able to act appropriately, follow directions, or show respect for people and property. We Never engage in any physical punishment or shaming!

We keep lines of communication open with parents. If the situation warrants, we work with parents to address ongoing behavior issues. We also encourage parents to talk to us about behavioral challenges they are seeing at home, ones we may not see at school. Working together, parents and teachers make a great team.

When the time comes to move into a more traditional school environment, Montessori children usually adapt very well. Our programs are designed to help children develop positive self-images and confidence so they can face challenges and change with optimism. The Montessori environment helps build self-esteem, which research has shown to be a key predictor for future success.

This is a fair question, and it deserves careful consideration. The following article, Why Montessori for the Kindergarten Year, written by Tim Seldin with Dr. Elizabeth Coe offers an excellent answer.

WHAT PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

Both of my children have had the good fortune of being in Miss Jackie's classroom at Child's World, and our family has benefited immeasurably from the clear, consistent, caring guidance that Miss Jackie and her staff provide --- not only to the children, but to us parents as well! Without their Montessori-informed guidance, we would never have known how much our young children are capable of doing. I am deeply grateful to the staff at Child's World for sharing their love, respect, and knowledge with our family. Thank you!

Sarah Moulton

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Parent

We had heard that Ms. Lindsey was a great teacher to have but seeing and experiencing is truly believing. Your soft demeanor, bright disposition, and patience have won our hearts. Vivaan is a true fan and has become a real Montessori child (maybe a bit too independent at times). But this is what we wanted for our son - to develop his individuality, and that’s what you have helped him with. We feel reassured knowing you are there to hold his small hands and guide him through his earliest experience in the real world. You are terrific, Ms. Lindsey. Keep it up.

S. Mahapatra

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Parent

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