Sunnyside Montessori includes:

  • Practical life exercises which aid the child in do it myself skills.
  • Sensorial materials that provide a means for exploration of the five senses.
  • Rich language curriculum, reading and writing.
  • Stimulating manipulative math games and materials.
  • Art projects, music, and crafts.
  • Weekly drama and Multimedia Art classes.
  • World and cultural studies - your child may come home singing a song about the continents, or have a drawing of the world map in her hand.
  • Parent book club
  • Community building adult centered and family events
  • Yearly parent education series
  • Open communication and support throughout the year
  • Seasonal parent updates, conferences and End of the Year Reports

A Typical Day at Sunnyside:

Morning Program

8:30 Early Drop Off (Paid Monthly/Pre-arranged Drop-In)
9:00 Session Opens
9:30 Circle (finger plays, songs, movement songs, unit studies)
9:45-11:30 Activity time: Children move freely throughout the five curriculum areas. An organic snack is available all morning
11:30 Outdoor Transition
11:30-12:00 Outside play in garden (weather permitting) or rainy day play downstairs
12:00 Morning children depart for home
12:00-1:00 Sack Lunch hour -Optional for morning or afternoon only students

Afternoon Program

1:00 Arrival of afternoon children
1:00-1:30 Outside play in garden (weather permitting) or rainy day play downstairs
1:30 Circle (finger plays, songs, movement songs, unit studies)
1:45-3:45 Activity time: Children move freely throughout the five curriculum areas. An organic snack is available all afternoon.
3:45 Outdoor Transition
3:45-4:00 Outside play
4:00 All children depart for home