All our programs focus on creating educational experiences that are interesting, challenging and fun for each child, while striking the optimum balance between free expression and structured limits.


Activities include a blend of independent work and group collaboration which help students develop the physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills to thrive.  


We offer full day as well as half day programs.


Before and After Care Program


To meet the needs of working parents and schedules of active families, we will be offering before and after care (7:30am – 6pm) to all children.


  • Before-School Program: 7:30am

  • After-School Program: Until 6pm 

  • Cost: $10 per hour (or any part thereof)

*This is capped at $450 per month


We enjoy meeting each new student and inviting them into our classroom for a fun, interactive visit at our school. Please contact Maeve Manning to schedule a private tour and also to receive information on our registration process.


Special Events 


Pumpkin Picking at Demarest Farms



Halloween Day Parade



Fire Safety Day



Thanksgiving Dinner


Princess & Pirate Party


Spring Chicks


Mother's Tea 



Teddy Bear Picnic



MLC Picnic at Dunkerhook Park


Butterfly Release


Graduation Sing

June - July


Mommy & Me (Seedlings)

Musical Munchkins

Ages 18 months to 2 years

Wednesdays 9am – 10:15am

Cost: $320 for 10 weeks (makeups available)

Imagine joining your child in their first introduction to school.  That is exactly what will happen in this program.  Together you will enjoy a fun Musical Munchkins class with plenty of instrument play, puppets, props and books, guaranteed to encourage an early love of music. There will also be opportunity for free play with guidance from the teacher when needed.  As the year progresses, independence from their caregivers will be encouraged as they interact with their peers. It promises to be a year with great learning, great fun and great memories!


Stepping Stone (Greenhouse)

Ages 2.6 years - 3 years

2 Days: Tues & Thurs - Half-day or *Full-day

3 Day: Mon, Wed & Fri - Half-day or *Full-day

5 Day: Half or *Full-day Sessions

Half-day: 8:45 am – 11:15 am

Full Day: 8:45 pm – 2:45 pm

This Montessori program is instructed in a bright, sunny environment and designed for exploration and play in art, sensorial activities, water play, music and movement.  Children also explore science and culture in the Discovery Room.

*Full Day is now being offered for 2019 enrollment and will include a nap time. 



Multi-Age / Transitional Kindergarten

(Orchard & Bird's Nest) 

3 years - 6 years

5 days: Half or Full-day sessions

8:45 am – 11:30 am or 12:15 pm – 2:45pm 


This is a multi-age and transitional kindergarten Montessori program designed to challenge the child’s individual interests. The structure within this program is found in the activities themselves. Care of the environment and its materials is a strong focus. 


Spanish Immersion Program 

Ages 3 years - 6 years

2 Day: Monday & Wednesday Afternoons

12:15 pm - 2:45 pm  


Our Montessori program has been designed to encourage children to speak only Spanish while exploring their classroom. Storytelling, music, creative play, vocabulary development, and social interactions will be the focus of our program. Using our immersion multi-sensory approach to stimulate every child’s natural learning style, the children will be surrounded by the sounds of the Spanish language. Our goal is to encourage young students to acquire language skills holistically.

Extended Day

Extended Day 11:30 am - 1:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday


Children explore fun cooking projects, arts and crafts activities and science experiments. They have fun making lava lamps, discovering how many drops of water fit on a penny, baking bread and making granola bars and other healthy snacks! Handmade seasonal placemats are made for the children to use during their lunch time. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the children to meet new friends and socialize with students from other classes.




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