Agenda | Next 7 Days

May 24, 2017
  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    May 24, 2017

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  • UE Camp Bernie Overnight

    May 24, 2017 - May 25, 2017

    Dates confirmed

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  • NO Golf Fitness (MS has golf course trip)

    May 24, 2017

    MS has off-site Golf Course Visit this day

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  • MS Trip to Golf Course

    May 24, 2017

    On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, MS students will be golfing offsite at Stonybrook Golf Club in support of the TGA Golf fitness program. On this day, the students will travel to Stonybrook Golf Club in Hopewell, NJ. They will depart from school at 9:00 a.m. and return at 12:00 p.m. Students will eat lunch upon their return to school. What to bring/wear: -Wear weather-appropriate golf attire and shoes. Boys should wear collared shirts/polos and non-gym shorts. Girls should wear tops without writing and fingertip length bottoms. -Bring a water bottle -Apply and bring sunscreen Please send us your online permission by Wednesday, May 17, 2017. By completing the online permission form, you are offering your consent to allow your child to participate in this activity and also your agreement to release Princeton Montessori School from all liability. In the event of inclement weather, this trip will be rescheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Feel free to contact your child's teacher with any questions.

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May 25, 2017
  • LE Trip to Brookdale's Ocean Institute

    May 25, 2017

    On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the LE students will visit Brookdale's Ocean Institute to explore Sandy Hook and the surrounding national park. Using seining nets, students will have the opportunity to collect a variety of coastal creatures from the bay, observe them, and safely return them to their home. Students will be able to make real-world connections to the Biology curriculum while discovering the geological and environmental treasure that exists in their own backyard. On this day, students will travel to the Ocean Institute in Sandy Hook (Highlands, NJ). Please note the early dropoff and late pick up times for this trip: Students MUST arrive at 8:00 am on this day. The bus will depart from school promptly at 8:15 AM and return to school at 3:00 PM. What to bring/wear: (please note the attire needed for this trip) Bring disposable lunch Bring water bottle Weather appropriate clothing (Shorts are preferable if the temperature is warm enough. Students may get wet up to their ankles/knees) Comfortable shoes that can get wet (No flip flops and no boots) Change of clothes and shoes (suggest a pair of sweatpants to put on afterward to dry off) Please send us your online permission by Thursday, May 18, 2017. By completing the online permission form, you are offering your consent to allow your child to participate in this activity and also your agreement to release Princeton Montessori School from all liability.

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May 26, 2017
  • School Closed - Open for Addl Days (I-E) - Faculty In-Service

    May 26, 2017

    Faculty In-Service

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  • Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

    May 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    R Summit

    make sure those working with children get relieved to eat FIRST

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  • MS Basketball Club Practice

    May 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    R Crescendo

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May 29, 2017
  • School Closed - All Programs - Memorial Day

    May 29, 2017

    Memorial Day

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Toddler

18 months through 36 months

Overview

Our Toddler program, designed for children from 18 months through 3 years, lays the foundation for the adult each child will become. Activities are purposefully designed to develop a sense of wonder, natural curiosity, motor skills, self-esteem, social skills, and cognitive processes. (Children do not need to be already toilet-trained to participate.)

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Schedules

Morning Session – 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Five-Day (M-F) or Partial Week (MTW)
Morning Session plus Lunch – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Five-Day (M-F) or Partial Week (MTW)
Full Day Session – 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Five-Day (M-F)
Before care is available from 7:30-8:30 AM, and After care is available from 2:30-6:00 PM, daily.

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Developmental Milestones

At this age, children are experiencing dramatic changes in body and brain to support the emergence of a wide array of motor, perceptual, and intellectual capacities. The use of language is emerging as toddlers begin to use their words to communicate. Intimate ties to others are formed.  Their developing mastery of language and control of body give them a sense of empowerment and self.  Montessori teachers are trained to embrace this emerging independence and create opportunities for them to safely make choices in their class work and learn emerging social skills.

Curriculum Highlights

To be a toddler is to be curious. With this in mind, the environment is a prepared “little society.” Each child is encouraged to become a functioning member of the society and to explore it fully. Multi-age classrooms feature custom-sized tables and chairs, sinks and stools, bookshelves and mirrors, and indoor and outdoor play areas, all designed to appeal to the child’s natural curiosity.

Activities are positioned around the room for toddlers to choose independently. Each activity deals with a particular theme, skill, or subject of value to toddler development. These activities allow toddlers to begin to experience concepts of sequence, form, shape, movement, and sound. The activities change and evolve as the child grows physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

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Toddlers very much enjoy learning practical skills. Activities, which up until now have been going on around them, but which they can now do themselves, are seemingly irresistible: getting dressed, preparing lunch, setting the table, sweeping the floor, etc. Being able to do things for themselves creates an instantaneous surge of pride at this age.

What Sets Princeton Montessori Apart

Accredited at the highest level by the American Montessori Society

Led by a dedicated Head of School and engaged Board of Trustees

Staffed by a passionate team of faculty that surpasses the recommended teacher-to-student ratio set by the American Montessori Society (AMS)

Connected to PCTE, a world-renowned Montessori teacher training center as a lab school, ensuring the highest standard of a Montessori education

Set in a beautiful, natural, safe setting with state of the art learning environments

An experienced institution and a model for Montessori learning for nearly 50 years

Attended by healthy, happy, engaged, and connected families who strive to give their children the very best educational and developmental experiences available

Committed to providing the best in Montessori education and 21st Century Learning

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Princeton, New Jersey 08540
609-924-4594

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The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.

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