Extended Day Kindergarten

Extended Day Kindergarten

Extended Day is a full-day academic program for children of kindergarten age.  It serves as a bridge to elementary (particularly Montessori elementary), and offers in-depth explorations of academic materials.  Children remain in the Montessori classroom for the entire day, which affords them many advantages.  They develop increased attention to a task as they work on activities that require multiple steps and a longer period of time to complete.  Lessons such as complex numeric works or story writing that would have taken several days to complete can often be accomplished in a day.  Advanced work, field trips, and “big” projects are all part of the Extended Day experience.  Leadership skills emerge and social skills are refined as the children accept more responsibilities within the mixed age group.  Extended Day children serve as mentors and role models for the younger students, and are very proud of their status as class leaders. In addition, the children have lunch together and experience monthly off-site field trips to enhance the learning in the classroom.

Extended Day classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Latchkey is available for enrolled children from 7-8:30 a.m. and 3:15-6 p.m.

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