All programs offer a curriculum based on the Montessori philosophy and low student/teacher ratios.
This program is ideal for families who desire a part-time 2 or 3 day program for a three or four year old. Although primarily designed as an introduction to socialization and to the Montessori Curriculum, a full range of academic materials are available to challenge those children who are developmentally ready. In addition, we include music, peace and French curricula and time to visit our Creative Playroom. This classroom has a 6:1 or 7:1 student/teacher ratio in the morning depending on enrollment.
Choices - Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday
The classic 5 day programming for three to five year olds supports the full Montessori Curriculum and includes a strong Literacy program, extensive Cultural themes, Science and Seasonal explorations, as well as Peace circles, Music units and French lessons. This classroom has an 8:1 student/teacher ratio.
Jr. / Sr. Kindergarten:
A 5 consistent day Montessori program combining 5 year old Kindergarten children with 4 year olds who are developmentally ready for a more diverse academic curriculum. Our Sr. Kindergarten is a State of Maine approved Kindergarten program, meeting all Dept. of Education regulations including a Maine State K-8 Certified Teacher. This program includes a strong literacy focus including whole group literacy circles, reading and writing times in the morning. The Kindergarten classroom has a low 8:1 student/teacher ratio.
All three of our classrooms offer an extended day option we call "Enrichment Afternoons." The afternoon activity time is spent discovering many multi-cultural, science, and art themes. (Kindergarten children will have a combination of Enrichment projects/activities and extended classroom time.) Morning only children may occasionally stay for Enrichment Afternoons if space is available and ratio permits.
Kindergarten and 1st grade children from Falmouth Public join our Sr. K friends for an after-school program focused on outdoor activities. When daylight or weather force us indoors, we focus on nature themes and classic children's games. 2-5 days per week. 3:30 - 5:30 No drop-ins.
Early / Late Care:
A low key, creative activity time for all children needing to extend their regularly scheduled program time.
Thematic camp fun for Pine Grove students during vacation weeks in December, February and April. 1-5 day options. 9:00–3:00. Early / Late Care Available.
A fun, explorative summer program with a Montessori touch. 6 weekly themes. Half day or full day options available from 9:00–3:00. Early / Late Care Available. Open to all children ages 3-6 years.