Crossing Rivers Health Child Care in Prairie du Chien invites the community to a Montessori Open House on Wednesday, April 6, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Child Care staff will showcase their Montessori classroom and materials where children, 3 to 5 years of age, are encouraged to choose and work with developmentally appropriate materials in a supportive learning environment.Mari Beth Valley, Child Care Director, explained, “The guiding principles of Montessori education are the same across all age levels, and are grounded in over 100 years of work with children around the world. It is a pleasure to offer this unique approach to education for young children right here in the Prairie du Chien area. Families unable to attend the Open House on April 6th may call us to arrange another time to visit.”
In the Montessori classroom, collaboration is encouraged, independence is fostered, and children set their own learning pace. Another unique aspect of the curriculum is the manner in which all subjects are integrated with one another to create a universal education. The program offers educational experiences for children, including exercises for motor development, self-mastery, and programs in language, reading, math, culture, sensorial, practical life, geography, science, music and art.
The Montessori classes at Crossing Rivers Health Child Care will be held Monday through Friday, 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. The school year begins after Labor Day and ends prior to Memorial Day.