Early Childhood (3, 4 and early 5’s)

In the multi-age setting of the Montessori preschool classroom, three-, four-, and five-year-olds learn from each other and because of each other.  Younger children watch and learn from the older children, and older, more socially advanced and capable students become role models to their younger classmates.

The Montessori Early Childhood classroom is a “prepared environment”, with furniture and materials that are scaled to fit a preschooler’s physical dimensions. Although the space is usually divided into four distinct areas—practical life, sensorial, mathematics, and language—the Montessori Early Childhood curriculum is interdisciplinary and interactive, and no subject is taught in isolation.

Waterford Montessori Academy offers a five day a week half-day (8:30am-11:30am) or full-day (8:30am-3:30pm) Early Childhood program.

Elementary Program (K – 8th Grade)

The Montessori lower elementary program balances the child’s developing imagination and powers of abstraction with down-to-earth, concrete, hands-on materials. The elementary curriculum encompasses the full mastery of basic skills and promotes independent thinking and creativity. Montessori imparts valuable life lessons, such as how to work well with others, peaceful conflict resolution, teaching and leading others, service to the community, and social responsibility.

Montessori elementary is also based on multi-age groupings, providing children with opportunities for broad social development, and a profound sense of belonging. The multi-age groupings enhance learning and maximize the potential of each child in an environment that has a place for everyone.

Elementary Program (K – 8th Grade)

Waterford Montessori Academy will provide age-appropriate care for children who arrive before regular classes begin, or who stay beyond regular dismissal time.  Before school care begins at 7:00 a.m., and after school care is available from the end of the regular school day until 6:00 p.m.

At the Preschool level, children may participate in enriched activities, social games or projects.  Elementary students can socialize in a relaxed setting, play cooperatively, and participate in group projects.  Students also have time for reading quietly, writing, or completing homework.

Morning Care: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (Midland Campus)

Afternoon Care: 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Midland Campus)

Morning Care: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (ELR Campus)

Afternoon Care: 3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ELR Campus)

Please notify WMA via phone (248) 674-2400 if you plan to send your child for extended care on a “drop in” basis.  Families utilizing the “drop in” care will be billed on a Monthly basis.

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