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Montessori Program now offered at Crossing Rivers Health Child Care

Hospital news | Monday, August 17, 2015

Contact: Kris Lawrence

Crossing Rivers Health Child Care in Prairie du Chien is now offering a Montessori Program for children ages three through five. Mari Beth Valley, Child Care Director shared, “The guiding principles of Montessori education are grounded in over 100 years of work with children around the world. We are truly excited to offer this new program to families.”

Kristi Shaffer will be the Montessori instructor at Crossing Rivers Health Child Care. Shaffer said, “Play is a child’s work in the Montessori classroom. While there is a focus on academics, the distinguishing feature is that children learn at their own pace. The focus on letting children learn at their own pace also affects how classrooms are arranged, with children ages three, four and five all being in the same room. The mixed-age aspect encourages older children to help the younger children, which helps build their self-esteem.”

The school year for the Montessori Program at Crossing Rivers Health Child Care begins on Tuesday, September 8, and ends before Memorial Day 2016. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, 8:15 to 11:15 a.m.

For additional information about the new Montessori Program or other programs offered by Crossing Rivers Health Child Care, contact Mari Beth Valley, Director, at 608.357.2090. Crossing Rivers Health Child Care is a state-licensed program.