Omaha Montessori

TODDLER PRESCHOOL

18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS

Toddler Preschool Programs

At our Omaha Montessori Educational Center, you will not find traditional nurseries, preschools, and daycares. We take pride in offering our students a comprehensive, exploration-based approach. Our Montessori teachers guide and mentor children, encouraging them to explore their interests and to have fun while learning.

Contact us today to learn more about our Omaha Montessori  Preschool!

SCHOOL CONTACT

913 Leawood Drive, Omaha, NE 68154

Phone: 402.393.1311

Principal: Gladys Roybal

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.

CHILDREN ENJOY A NATURE EXPLORE ENVIRONMENT

The campus includes a mature, seven-acre Nature Explore learning environment complete with swimming facilities and a tennis court.

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CHILDREN ENJOY A NATURE EXPLORE ENVIRONMENT

The campus includes a mature, seven-acre Nature Explore learning environment complete with swimming facilities and a tennis court.

ACCREDITED TEACHERS

All of our Montessori teachers are certified and passionate about helping your children learn and grow.

ACCREDITED TEACHERS

All of our Montessori teachers are certified and passionate about helping your children learn and grow.

CHILDREN GAIN A SENSE OF INDEPENDENCE

In our large Practical Life area, children practice motor control while they acquire the sense of order and concentration to perform everyday tasks that help them achieve one of the greatest goals for toddlers: Independence! Children are expected to hang up their own coats, put away their shoes and to problem-solve rather than say “I can’t”.

CHILDREN GAIN A SENSE OF INDEPENDENCE

In our large Practical Life area, children practice motor control while they acquire the sense of order and concentration to perform everyday tasks that help them achieve one of the greatest goals for toddlers: Independence! Children are expected to hang up their own coats, put away their shoes and to problem-solve rather than say “I can’t”.

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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.

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.

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.

The foundation of all American Montessori Society accredited Montessori programs is adherence to Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophies regarding the education of the “whole child.” The methods are founded in decades of research, and the results continue to receive acclaim in numerous current research studies.

Here are just a few of the differentiators:

  • Children initiate their own learning based on their unique learning style, and their exploration is supported by highly trained teachers
  • Children engage in independent, self-directed learning as well as in small and large group activities within a multi-age classroom
  • The environment of each classroom, including the types and locations of multi-sensory resources and activities, is meticulously organized and maintained to provide optimal learning conditions for students of all ages.
  • Children are given the freedom to explore their interests, within a carefully monitored structure, with teachers helping to facilitate that exploration.

Goals of the program are to help children develop:

  • Respect for others and the environment
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Self-discipline
  • Coordination
  • Independence
  • Social skills
  • Emotional growth
  • Cognitive preparation

WHAT PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

"I am deeply grateful to the staff at Child's World"
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
"They are able to better communicate and enjoy their experiences"
As parents who both work full-time, the time with our twins is limited on weekdays. We truly believe that their involvement in Montessori, with the instruction of Lead Teacher Miss Lindsay (Toddler Classroom), has made our time together that much better. They are able to better communicate and enjoy their experiences – whether that is “finding work” at home, meals, and other activities. Miss Lindsay has created an environment in her classroom where our children feel safe and enjoy learning. We couldn’t ask for more.
Paula Renner

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