Extended Day Programs
An important service to the Richmond Montessori School community, the extended day program provides care for our students beyond regular school hours. Montessori Enrichment staff, with their diversity of education and special interests, provides special activities, games, socialization, puzzles, art, music and so much more. A caring atmosphere coupled with the prepared environment provide the structure for each child’s care, guidance and safety. Montessori Enrichment staff carry out the Montessori philosophy of respect for the child, while encouraging independence, creativity and natural curiosity. Extended Day programs are available as an option with your enrollment contract. Please visit “Tuition and Fees” for more information.
Drop in, or “coupon” visits are available by reservation only through the Director of Montessori Enrichment. Early Arrival: $8; Nap/Rest: $25; Early Childhood Extended Day: $25; School Age: $25; Holiday Package: $95. Please contact Darlene Marschak by phone at 804-741-0040 ext. 24 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your reservation request.
Children are escorted to their classrooms when school opens.
11:30 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
A quiet social lunch is followed by nap (3-year-olds) or rest (4-year-olds). Resters enjoy group and outdoor time when they get up; nappers have group time.
Early Childhood Extended Day
3:05 – 6:00 p.m.
Toddler and Primary students enjoy a nutritious snack, special projects, stories, free choice works, and outdoor play. A continuously changing assortment of activities and themes keeps the children engaged and learning.
School-Age After-School Clubs Package
3:05 – 6:00 p.m.
School-age children are released from Montessori Enrichment to an extracurricular clubs package, including Carousel Club, the Hub, and Friday Fun Club. Activities are appropriate to age.
The popular Carousel Club has been revamped this year! Our new creative spin on this club will provide rotating specialities, activities, and themes that will promote learning disguised as fun–without sacrificing freedom of choice and social interaction in true Montessori style.
Enjoy this preview of the new schedule, designed to engage mins and inspire a sense of community:
Movement Monday: Visiting specialist and P.E. teacher Paige Brookshier engages clubbers with indoor and outdoor movement activities to promote mind-body awareness and teamwork.
Tuesday: A monthly theme (for example: Important people in history) provides structure for hands-on activities and learning, provided by Carousel Club staff Erin Anderson and Shanthi Wickramasinghe.
Wednesday: Visiting experts are scheduled for two or more visits each month to share their profession or hobby with club members.
Thursday: Spanish immersion with visiting specialist and Spanish teacher Nelly Tapia will provide an enriching club experience including Latino music, food, language, crafts, traditions and dance.
The Hub continues to provide quiet time for older students to complete homework assignments, work on research or study. Once school work is completed, students may opt to read, participate in games or art, or join the Carousel Club for the activity of the day.
Friday Fun Club
Friday Fun Club continues to offer unique projects, themed days, out-of-the-box games, creative activities and, as always, loads of wacky fun!
At 5:00 p.m., school-age students join the licensed extended day program at the house for playground time and quiet end-of-the-day activities before pick-up.
8:10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Montessori Enrichment offers care on 12 of the days that school is closed. Our staff plans fun themed activities and projects. Usual routines for Nap/Rest apply.
Montessori Enrichment closes promptly at 6:00 p.m.