The Extended Hours Program
Montessori Community School of Newtown offers extended hours for those families that require them, and indicate this need on their registration form. These hours are:
Monday through Friday, 7:30 - 9:00AM / 12:00 - 6:00PM
This program provides a set curriculum for children to enjoy games, music, manipulatives, stories, cooking and art activities while remaining consistent with the principles of the Montessori philosophy.
Children participate in individually directed play activities (i.e.: blocks and puzzles) as well as group crafts, and creative dramatics. Children are given increased responsibility for taking care of themselves and their environment. In addition, there is frequent opportunity for socialization.
Due to staffing requirements, any changes to your child’s schedule must be made at least 1 week in advance.
Lunch boxes must be clearly marked with the child’s name. Items needing refrigeration should be placed in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name so that cold items remain cold. An extra set of clothes must be supplied (in addition to the set for the morning program) if a child remains for the afternoon. Mats for rest time are provided for 3 year olds only, and a sheet to cover it may be purchased for $15.00 in the school office at the beginning of the year. A small blanket may also be sent in.
The staff requests that children not be picked up between 1:00 and 2:30PM so the children may rest without interruption.