Our Montessori preschool program is founded on the firm belief that each child is a unique individual; that placed in a nurturing environment and geared to the fulfillment of his individual needs; the child will thrive and develop to his full potential. Based on the Montessori principles of education, the Stepping Stones (18 months- 3 years-old), and Primary (3 - 6 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 Primary classes for children ages three to six years-old. First and second year students (ages 3-5) are enrolled in the half day program. Extended Day is available for these students until 2:45 p.m. Third year students (Kindergartners) are enrolled in the full day program.