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Q: What is the Montessori Method?
A: Decision and educator, Maria Montessori’s philosophy is based on her discovery of what she called “the child’s true normal nature.” Montessori educators view each child as having their own natural guidance system which, when allowed to develop uninterrupted, will promote the child’s individual perfect development. The Montessori classroom is arranged in such a way as to encourage independent learning based on the child’s curiosity and readiness. The goal of a Montessori education is to educate the whole child and encourage learning in all areas of life: social, cognitive, emotional, and physical.
Q: Is Montessori religious or spiritual method?
A: No. The Montessori method is an educational method. It has no affiliation with any spiritual belief system.
Q: What is the role of the teacher in a Montessori classroom?
A: The teachers role is to control the environment, not the children. The teacher prepares the materials and demonstrates how to use them.
Q: What age must a child be to attend RMMS?
A: Rainbow Montessori accepts children from 1 through 6 years of age. We have a Kindergarten class, and hold a full graduation ceremony for our Kinder graduates who feel pride in being role models for the younger children. Our graduates have special academic periods and other activities that help prepare them for first grade.
Q: Must children be “toilet trained” to attend RMMS?
A: No, our Little Montessorian classroom has full nursery facilities. In order to move into one of our mixed 3yr to 6yr classrooms, a child must be fully potty trained.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Our academic school day runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. We offer before-care starting at 7:00 AM and after-care until 6:30 PM.
Q: What are the tuition costs?
A: Out tuition rates are dependent on the hours your child attends the school. Please feel free to contact us at 954-989-1911 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to provide you with tuition costs specific to your needs.
Q: Do you offer a partial week schedule?
A: All children enrolled at Rainbow Montessori must attend 5 days a week. However, when first starting school, we do suggest a visiting period for the child to get acquainted with their new environment and teachers. During this period, parents may remain with the child if they feel it will help the adjustment.
Q: What makes RMMS unique?
A: There are too many things to mention! One of the unique services we offer is a viewing room, where parents can observe the children in their classrooms on television monitors. Many of our parents find it reassuring to know they can see what is happening with their children whenever they choose! Our low student to teacher ratio makes RMMS a very safe and qualified program.
Q: What other activities are offered at RMMS?
A: Rainbow Montessori offers yoga, gardening, Spanish, art, puppet shows and Kindermusik program as part of our weekly curriculum. In addition, we offer a special activities presented by the RMMS teachers. These include gymnastics, ballet, tap, cooking, soccer, Bible, Shabbat and painting. These activities require an additional fee, as determined by the instructor.
Q: Do you have PTO?
A: Yes, Rainbow Montessori has an active PTO. The PTO provides enrichment activities such as our Annual Snow-Day, Family Picnic, Thanksgiving lunch, Scholastic Book Fair, Beach Parties and other activities according to monthly themes.