Our Montessori preschool program is founded on the firm belief that each child is a unique individual; placed in a nurturing environment that encourages exploration and is geared to the fulfillment of individual needs, the child will thrive and develop to their full potential. Based on Montessori principles of education, the Stepping Stones (18 months- 3 years-old) and Stargazer (3 - 5 years old) preschool classrooms foster the qualities of independence, initiative, and responsibility. During morning work time, they choose appropriate work in an environment specifically designed for them and they work at their own pace. The Stepping Stones classes enroll children ages 18 months to three olds with an option of two or three mornings a week, depending on developmental readiness. There are two Montessori Stargazer classes for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The Extended Day program, a Montessori extension of the morning program, is available for these students until 2:45 p.m.