Saxtons River Montessori School

Extended Day

SRMS offers Before Care to help families with early schedules. Before Care is offered  8:00-8:30 am, Monday through Friday.

At Before Care your child has the opportunity to assist teachers with morning jobs, experience extra time to settle in, make art or read books, as well as nourishing their bodies with an early morning snack.

See the Admissions page for tuition costs of SRMS Half-Day preschool, Full-Day preschool, and Before Care programs.

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Full Day Preschool

Full Day Preschool students regroup after morning recess with a community lunch, followed by read-aloud and rest time. Our older students meet together with a teacher for journal time and afternoon lessons in the East room, while the younger students nap in our West room. As the younger children wake up, we gather together again for crafts, games and outdoor play.

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Our Daily Routine

School begins each day on our playground. Preschool students greet their teachers, hang up their backpacks, and join their friends in active play. At 9AM we ring the bells and transition inside with a daily greeting song, to wash hands and gather for circle time. Throughout the morning, children move about freely and purposefully, working with materials from the various areas of the classroom, sharing a project with a friend, enjoying a story from our library, or offering friends a puppet show. The teachers circulate, as well, giving a lesson, problem solving with a child, listening to a story, or observing. Toward the end of the morning, the children return to the playground for outdoor learning and our half day students are picked up between 11:30AM and 12PM.

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