Children’s House (ages 3 to 6)

Children’s House is a three year program where the individual developmental needs of children ages three to six can be met and nurtured. The curriculum includes work in math, language, science, geography, sensorial, and practical life. Children develop their sense of self-esteem, independence, order, gross and fine motor coordination, concentration, and respect for self, others, and the environment.

This holistic approach allows the child to experience the joy of learning and the time to enjoy the process. As opposed to a more traditional preschool or daycare, teachers follow the child and individualize the learning for each student.

The Montessori Children’s House Program provides a morning work cycle beginning at the start of each academic day. During these times teachers present lessons to children and observe children’s growth and development.

Kindergarten Year

The Kindergarten year is the final and culminating year of our Children’s House program. Children receive dedicated Kindergarten community time in the afternoons and publish their Kindergarten books, which are featured at our Young Authors’ Tea each April.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Glen have a half-day or part-time option?
Most families choose the regular school day option, which runs from 8:30 am – 3:15 pm. The Glen does offer before and after-school care for students from 7:45 am – 4:30 pm. Some families choose a half-day option for 3 and 4-year-old (preschool & prekindergarten). Kindergarteners participate in additional activities in the afternoon, so there is not a half-day option.
How old does my child have to be to attend Kindergarten?
The Glen’s policy on Kindergarten reflects the policy of the family’s home school district. However, a child’s academic and social-emotional progress is never halted in a Montessori setting, regardless of that cut-off date. Some Kindergarteners are working on identifying letter sounds and some are reading chapter books.
Does The Glen provide snack/food for my child?
Each family is asked to bring in a snack in once a month for the classroom; The Glen provides the remainder of the snacks. Lunch is provided by families. On Fridays during the school year (September – May), there is the option to purchase pizza. Upper Elementary students provide this service, as a fundraiser to help support their annual attendance at the Montessori Model United Nations Conference each year.