Pre-School and Kindergarten

Pre-School and Kindergarten 2018-08-22T13:23:56+00:00

Pre-School / Kindergarten (2.9 years (by Sept. 1) to 6 years)

Frequency: Five days a week
Schedule: [8:45 am to 11:45 am],  [8:45 am to 3:00 pm], [8:45 am to 5:00 pm]  academic year programs
Teacher ratio: 1:10 and 1:12 teacher/child ratio

Program:This richly prepared environment offers children the opportunity to develop at their own rate, expanding their knowledge from concrete, hands-on experiences to the next stage in their cognitive development, which involves more abstract thinking. The curriculum covers sensorial explorations, math, language, cultural subjects and both natural and physical sciences. Art, music, socialization and outdoor play are also integrated to make this a program that nurtures the whole child. In addition to the standard academic program,

DVMS children have the opportunity to attend the Outdoor Classroom and Movement Class each week. Outdoor Classroom is a fully staffed classroom offering art, science, building and dramatic play activities. The Movement Program offers age appropriate activities which encourage development of coordination, strength, motor planning and physical fitness.
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Kindergarten Enrichment (5 years to 6 years)
*This option is available for children who turn 5 by December 31,2018 with prior approval.

Frequency: Two afternoons per week. Three, nine-week sessions are offered during the academic year.
Schedule: 11:45 am to 3:00 pm
Teacher ratio: 1:9 teacher/child ratio

Program: This highly acclaimed program offers an in-depth, experiential study of a particular subject area. Some of the subjects covered include: astronomy, ornithology, geography, physiology and Native North American studies. This program is available only to kindergartners enrolled at DVMS and is on an invitation-only basis.
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Extended Care (2.9 years (by Sept. 1) to 6 years)

Frequency: Available Monday through Friday
Schedule: 7:30 am to 8:45 am and/or 11:45 am to 6:00 pm

Program: This program offers extended care on a space available basis. It is designed to both compliment and augment the Montessori classroom with special emphasis on cultural, physical growth and creative development. Extended care is available only to enrolled students of DVMS.
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