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Welcome to the Montessori School located at the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Campus

 
Hours of Operation:        7:15 AM – 5:30 PM (Monday – Friday:
Switches to Monday - Thursday operation after August 1, 2013)

Age group:                    15 months to 5 years old

  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • State-funded Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK)
  • Pre-Kindergarten Program
  • Montessori Kindergarten Program
  • Low teacher to child ratios
  • 15 – 36 months: 1 to 6, One teacher for every six children
  • Three to five year olds: 1 to 10, One teacher for every ten children
  • Follows State guidelines and Open Door Policy
  • Parent-teacher sharing conferences and volunteer program
  • Background screening of all employees
  • All activities are “hands on,” with age-appropriate circle times and small groups
  • Learning and implementing problem solving skills
  • Our children are treated with respect at all times by our dedicated teachers.

Montessori Curriculum
The Montessori School curriculum focuses on the child development principles of Maria Montessori. Our staff is trained in the methods and practices of the American Montessori Society. Classrooms are set up to respect the individualization of each child and to meet all developmental areas. We provide healthy amounts of free “work” time and group time with our consistent schedules. Materials are provided to encourage children’s development in the following areas:

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  • Practical Life Skills
  • Sensory exploration
  • Fine motor and Gross Motor Development
  • Language Arts and Literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Creative Arts

Our curriculum is educationally based with an open framework of educational ideas and practices based on the natural development of young children. We incorporate positive discipline and guidance techniques from Loving Guidance, helping children gain independence and self-control in a positive nurturing environment.

Montessori Center

Christine Saling, Director/Regional Coordinator
321-433-5230
salingc@easternflorida.edu

Victoria Candelora, Montessori Director and Curriculum Coordinator
321-433-5542
candelorav@easternflorida.edu

Bertha Wideman, Site Specialist
321-433-5567
widemanb@easternflorida.edu

Michelle Webb, Site Specialist
321-433-5558
webbm@easternflorida.edu

3865 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935

See Also

 

Montessori Wait List Form

The first step in the enrollment process is to fill out this form and you'll be contacted about out available slots or waitlist options.

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