In an effort to accommodate the various and ever-changing needs of the families at IMSP, we offer a number of scheduling options. Morning Childcare, Afternoon Childcare and Enrichment Classes allow parents to tailor the length of the school day to the needs of their child and family.
Childcare provides a relaxed atmosphere for IMSP students both before and after school. The Program incorporates key characteristics of a Montessori environment such as freedom of choice, respect for peers and environment, exploration, movement and consistency.
Childcare offers exposure to materials and activities the child might not otherwise receive in school. Thus, the program should, and does, differ from the toddler, primary and elementary classrooms. Offerings include non-Montessori materials and activities such as board and card games, toys and puzzles. Teachers provide age-appropriate direction in areas such as art, organized games and outside play.
Childcare is completely free of charge for enrolled students. Families may sign up for one or two hours and as many days as is needed. We also offer drop-in care for emergency situations. In addition, the Program becomes an all-day program during certain vacation days, on Teacher Workdays and on Conference days so you always have a safe, reliable place to turn for childcare.