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Preschool / Kindergarten Program

Montessori School of San Leandro teacher working with a preschool/kindergarten child

Program Details

The preschool/kindergarten program is for children ages three to six. The curriculum incorporates a wide range of Montessori materials that are designed to promote hands-on learning and sensory exploration. These materials are specifically created to help children develop their senses, refine their motor skills, and grasp abstract concepts in subjects like practical life, sensorial, language arts, mathematics, and cultural studies.

Tuition Fees

August 19, 2024 through May 22, 2025

Half Day Program
9am-12pm or
12:30pm-3:30pm

Tuition Fee:
$6,600 per academic year

Tuition may be paid in monthly installments:
$660 initial installment by August 1
$660 monthly installments September 1 – May 1
Total of 10 installments of $660 = $6,600

Book & Material Fee:
$175 per academic school year due September 1st

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*If you already have a Curacubby account please enroll through your Parent Portal.

Extended Day Program
9am-3pm or
12pm-6pm

Tuition Fee:
$10,150 per academic year

Tuition may be paid in monthly installments:
$1,015 initial installment by August 1
$1,015 monthly installments September 1 – May 1
Total of 10 installments of $1,015 = $10,150

Book & Material Fee:
Preschool: $200 per academic school year due September 1st
Kindergarten: $275 per academic school year due September 1st

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*If you already have a Curacubby account please enroll through your Parent Portal.

Daycare Program
7am-6pm
 

Tuition Fee:
$13,100 per academic year

Tuition may be paid in monthly installments:
$1,310 initial installment by August 1
$1,310 monthly installments September 1 – May 1
Total of 10 installments of $1,310 = $13,100

Book & Material Fee:
Preschool: $225 per academic school year due September 1st
Kindergarten: $275 per academic school year due September 1st

Enroll New Child Enroll New Child

*If you already have a Curacubby account please enroll through your Parent Portal.

Program Fees

Application Fee: For new enrollment (non-refundable) $125.00

Work Commitment: Ten hours per child/year, or $200.00 per child/year

Sibling Discount: 10% (tuition only)

Enrollment/Re-enrollment Non-refundable deposit toward tuition: $200.00

Day Care by the hour: $12.00

Late Pick-Up Fee: After 6:00 PM, for each five-minute increment – $5.00

Preschool and kindergarten Montessori program

Special Offerings

Additional fees apply for participation. The costs are payable directly to the vendor.

Budding Geniuses

Budding Geniuses is an interesting educational program that features engaging hands-on investigations. Each session presents intriguing educational concepts where each child gets a first-hand view of the scientific ideas being explored. Join the fun!

Tuff Tumblers

Tuff Tumblers offers gymnastics/sports and soccer classes for children 3 years old and up. On campus, children are introduced to exciting gross motor development classes in a setting that is safe, age appropriate, and fun!

Schedule of the Day

Hour Activity
7:00 - 8:45 Inside Time with Day Care Materials
8:45 - 9:00 Arrival of Children/Greeting at the Classroom Door
9:00 - 9:15 Group Time with Greeting, Calendar, Weather Report, Vocabulary Development with Initial Sound Cards, Montessori Material Presentation
9:15 - 11:00 Montessori Class Time with Choice of Materials.
Snack is available during this time.
11:00 - 11:15 *Group Time: Music and Movements, Aesop’s Fables, Spanish, Composer, Artist of the Month
11:15 - 11:45 Outside Time in Play Yard
11:45 - 12:00 Dismissal of Morning Children
11:45 - 12:30 Preparation for Lunch and Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 Younger Children Nap
12:30 - 1:30 Kindergarten – Math Class & Reading Group
Hour Activity
1:00 - 2:30 *Older Children: Cultural Group and Demonstration
Monday: Study of Plants
Tuesday: Study of Animals
Wednesday: Study of Land Forms & Continents
Thursday: Study of History
Daily: Penmanship
2:30 - 2:45 Group Time with Music and Songs
*Review: Composer of the Month, Artist of the Month & Aesop’s Fables
2:45 - 3:00 Handwashing
2:45 - 3:00 Dismissal of Extended Day Children
3:00 - 4:00 Snack and Outside Time in the Play Yard
4:00 - 5:00 Children Divided into Groups: 1. Art and Crafts, 2. Creative Movement & Music, 3. Cooking (Supervised)
5:00 - 5:15 Tea Party (Grace & Courtesy Activity)
5:15 - 5:45 Inside Time with Day Care Materials
5:45 - 6:00 Preparation for pick-up.
Story Time

*The Montessori Enrichment Program

Classroom Focus

Practical Life

Montessori places significant emphasis on practical life skills, such as pouring, buttoning, tying shoelaces, and other activities that promote independence and self-sufficiency. These skills lay the foundation for more complex learning and help children develop concentration, order, coordination, independence, and fine motor skills.

Practical life learning materials for the Montessori classroom
Sensorial learning materials for the Montessori classroom

Sensorial Development

Montessori education recognizes the importance of sensory exploration in early childhood development. Sensorial materials and activities focus on refining the senses, including visual discrimination, auditory perception, tactile experiences, and olfactory (smelling) and gustatory (tasting) senses.

Language and Literacy

Montessori classrooms provide a language-rich environment that encourages language acquisition and literacy development. Activities include spoken language exercises, vocabulary building, phonics, reading, and handwriting.

Language and literacy learning materials for the Montessori classroom
Mathematics learning materials for the Montessori classroom

Mathematics

Montessori mathematics materials are designed to introduce mathematical concepts in a concrete and tangible way. Children progress from hands-on activities using manipulatives to abstract mathematical operations and problem-solving.

Cultural Studies

The Montessori curriculum embraces cultural studies.

Botany
The young child is introduced to the parts and functions of the plant. Each month a particular part of the pant is studied: root, stem, leaf, flower, fruit, and seed.

Zoology
Introduces vertebrates: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The child studies external and internal parts of these animals and their functions.

History
The child explores the passage of time. The children understand this personally in terms of the number of years the child has been alive. Our birthday celebration consists of a ceremony in which the child holds the earth-globe and circles around the symbol of the sun. The teacher also introduces the clock, which introduces hours and minutes to the child.

Geography
The child learns the mapping of the earth and makes the simple distinction between land and water. Children explore different continents and cultures, learn about the world, and develop an appreciation for diverse cultures.

Cultural and history learning materials for the Montessori classroom