Evergreen Montessori is licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE). Our DHS license allows us to operate as a child care facility for children ages 3-6 as well as offer Before Care and Extended Day services. Our DOE license allows us to operate as a private school for Kindergarten through Second Grade in the state of Pennsylvania.
Evergreen Montessori offers two basic programs for the 3-6 year old child. The Half-Day program is geared mostly toward the youngest child entering our program at the age of three, or a child that is new to the Montessori program. The Full-Day program is intended for the child that has the stamina to take on a longer academic day, five days a week.
Early Childhood: Ages 3-6
We offer a morning half-day session for children 3 and 4 years of age.
Monday through Thursday or Friday
8:30am - 11:30am
Snack time is part of each session's daily routine and is parent-provided.
This program is a full five days each week. Children ages 4 and 5 by September 1st of the year enrolled are eligible to participate in this program.
Monday through Friday
8:30am - 2:30pm
Snack time and lunch are a part of this session's daily routine and are parent-provided.
Our Before Care service is offered for all children registered at Evergreen Montessori. This program is offered Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:30am.
Our Extended Day program is offered for all children registered at Evergreen Montessori. This program is offered Monday through Friday from 11:30am or 2:30pm until 4:00pm depending on the program your child is registered in. The Extended Day program consists of a separate afternoon routine.
Lower Elementary: Ages 6-9
Evergreen Montessori's lower elementary program is only available for registration if the child seeking to enroll was part of our 3-6 program or who is transferring from another Montessori program with accredited teachers.
The lower elementary curriculum is based on Montessori's cosmic curriculum which utilizes the five great stories to springboard our cultural studies into all areas of learning. They include The Creation of the Universe, the Coming of Life, the Story of Humans, the Story of Communication and the Story of Numbers. Dr. Montessori believed that all things in the universe are interconnected and that each living thing has a specific role or cosmic task to carry out.
Our curriculum incorporates the use of textbooks, workbooks, and other supplemental materials where needed to achieve a well-rounded and complete learning experience. The Montessori curriculum takes into consideration the whole child assessing their development and progress academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and all materials are carefully designed to allow for independent exploration, discovery, and a self-correcting control of error. All subject areas are covered within the scope of one day with specials (physical education, health, music and art) rotating throughout the course of the week. New concepts and information are presented to the individual student or small group of students as they are ready to learn or as it arises through the scope and sequence of the curriculum. Students move through the prepared environment at their own pace in order to achieve a high level of proficiency before moving onto the next step in the sequence. Students are encouraged to repeat work until they feel comfortable with the concept, are able to explain it to the instructor or another student, and feel a sense of mastery has been achieved. Students also learn by watching other students at work. Therefore, learning is gained not just through presentations and work experienced directly, but it is also learned indirectly by observing other peers and adult presentations.
Evergreen Montessori aligns its curriculum to the Pennsylvania State Standards in order to meet the grade-level expectations and requirements.
Snack time and lunch are part of our daily routine and are parent-provided. Before Care and Extended Day services are available to elementary students as well.