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Caring Schedules - Caring Staff
Midtown Montessori in Santa Cruz provides educational child care in a Montessori preschool environment for families with children 2 1/2 to 6 years old. We are open year round, from 8:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, and offer full and part time care. Included in your tuition is ORGANIC, whole food prepared with the children as a morning snack.
Caring Staff and Ratios
Midtown Montessori staffs in excess of the California standard preschool teacher / child ratios (12:1). When all of the children are present, there is a 7:1 ratio.
Our educated staff includes 2 experienced Montessori trained teachers and assistants educated in Early Childhood Education.
All staff are certified in CPR and Young Child First Aid. Those certificates are updated every two years.
Your Child's Typical Midtown Day
Children Arrive from 8 to 9
Indoor / Outdoor Play - Weather Permitting
Morning Circle 9
Songs and Dance, Meeting Time, Presentation of New Work,
Group Lesson, Yoga, Grace and Courtesy Lessons
Morning Work Time 9:30 to 12
Lessons, Inside / Outside Work / Play, Lifelab Gardening,
Reading, Music, Morning Snack, Table
Lunch Dismissal 12 noon
Hand Washing and Noon Pick Up, Lunch
Community Lunch Time 12:30 to 12:45
Lunch Clean Up Conducted
Outside Time 12:45
Storytelling Time 12:45 to 1:15
Discussion of the Morning Work Time, Songs, Dance, Stories,
Rest and Quiet Time 1 to 3
Napping Children Resting in the Nap Room, Silent Work Time
Full Day Pick Up 3
Inside / Outside Work and Play Time.
Children Retrieved by 4:45PM