Dr. Montessori said, “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” The classrooms are arranged for our children to be able to explore and discover many new things. The Toddler Program is designed to stimulate the senses of our young children and for them to feel and learn from the many Montessori materials laid out in an orderly, sequential fashion. Our holistic approach to education nurtures each child, building upon their own unique skills, background and developmental needs.
Our Classroom Environment
Upon entering our Toddler classroom, you will discover how our classes are set up to meet the highest standards in Early Childhood Education. The different areas of the classrooms provide ample room for “hands-on” learning, where our children are able to work with concrete manipulatives gracefully laid out on our shelves. The overall bright and sunny environment creates a warm and inviting learning environment for the children.
In the Toddler program, our children explore the five key Montessori Curricular areas: Language, Math, Sensorial, Practical Life and Cultural. We incorporate real-life situations and tangible objects in all of the learning areas to reinforce the children’s understanding of the concepts being studied in class. Lessons are then followed up with related in-class activities, geared to help children work both independently and collaboratively in a group.
Following the Montessori Method, our program also focuses on children learning real life skills. These are often referred to as “OCCI,” for Order, Coordination, Concentration and Independence. In addition to developing OCCI, our class learning and activities build each child’s awareness of their 5 Senses, which is imperative for all future learning. Once all of the young child’s developmental milestones are in place, they will then be able to build the skills required for higher learning and cognitive thinking.
|Membership||Hudson Montessori is a Full Member School of the American Montessori Society (www.amshq.org).|
|School Hours||Half-Day: 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Full-Day: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Extended-Day: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
|Admission Process||Children must be at least two years of age for admission into the Toddler Program. Parents wishing to enroll their child are advised to tour our school and complete the online Application Form. Upon review of the application, we will set up an appointment for the parents to visit us, along with their child. If your child is admitted to Hudson Montessori, you will have 10 days to fill out and return the completed Registration Package and pay all related fees.|
|Tuition Payment||Parents will sign the ‘Tuition Payment Policy and Contract’ at the time of registration and commit to pay tuition for the entire school year. A Tuition Advance, equaling two months of tuition fee, the New Family Fee and the Materials Fee must be paid in full at the time of registration. Remaining tuition is paid over an eight-month period, from September through April. The Tuition Advance will be applied towards tuition for May and June. All fees are non-refundable.|
(2015 – 2016)
|Tuition fees for the 2- and 3-day Half Day programs are $9,250 and $10,500, respectively, for the school year (September-June). For the 5-day Full Day and Extended Day programs, the annual tuition fees are $18,000 and $21,000, respectively. Materials Fee is $250 per annum for all programs and New Family Fee is $500.|
|Early Drop-Off||Students can be dropped off to school beginning at 7:30 AM. The annual fees for early drop-off are $550, $650 and $800 for the 2-, 3- and 5-day programs, respectively.|
|Lunch and Snack||Full Day students will bring their own lunch to school. Snack is provided by school parents on a rolling schedule.|
|Address||10 Regent Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302; 201-516-0700|
|School Closings||We follow the Jersey City Public Schools schedule for school closings. The school will be closed on all days when Jersey City Public Schools are closed due to weather. We may have additional weather-related closings considering the young ages of our school children.|