We offer a highly academic and nurturing environment for students 6 weeks to 5 years old, as well as a private kindergarten. TMA’s use of the proven Montessori Method, combined with the educational preparation that Balanced Literacy provides, and a culture based on Christian values, offers young learners a premium educational experience that is so much more than a daycare!

OUR CLASSES

 
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Infant 

6 weeks–12 months 
5 full days

Our infant rooms accommodate non-mobile or crawling infants in a peaceful, homelike classroom environment. The environment includes soft rugs, muted colors, and developmentally appropriate furniture and materials where the child can safely explore under the guidance of loving adult caregivers. Teachers read and sing to children, and low shelves contain a variety of books and age appropriate materials for children to explore on their own. There is a separate, peaceful sleeping area with a crib for each child.

 

TMA’s toddler classrooms safely support our young learners’ drive to do things alone, helping to develop confidence and a sense of competence. Children work independently, explore freely, and express their curiosity and creativity. Teachers read aloud to students daily, begin to teach letter identification and sounds, and children are encouraged to explore reading and language materials on their own. There are restrooms in all classrooms, which allow us to teach toilet awareness and use when the child is ready, and independence with hand washing, nose wiping and other personal hygiene skills. Low tables and small chairs in classrooms allow children to help prepare, serve, eat, and clean up their snacks and meals.

Toddler 

12–24 months/2 to 3 years 
5/3/2 full day options

 

 
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In our primary classrooms, we use a hands-on approach to learning in five areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Science/Culture.

 

Practical Life teaches students daily-life skills, such as how to get dressed, prepare snacks, set the table, and care for plants and animals. They also learn appropriate social interactions, such as saying please and thank-you, being kind and helpful, listening without interrupting, and resolving conflicts peacefully. 

Sensorial refines students’ skills in perceiving the world through their different senses, and how to describe those experiences, developing the ability to classify, sort, and discriminate—skills necessary in math, geometry, and language.

 

Mathematics  teaches students to identify numerals and match them to their quantity, understand place-value and the base-10 system, and practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and explore patterns all through hands-on activities. 

 

Language Arts helps children acquire vocabulary and develop skills needed for writing and reading. Children learn letter sounds, how to combine sounds to make words and how to use a pencil and practice letter formation.

 

Cultural and Science includes history, geography, science, art, and music. 

Each day, the students will be exposed to journal writing, shared/interactive writing, shared and independent reading.  Our literacy and Montessori specialists work closely with the teachers and students to ensure all students are prepared for kindergarten.
 

Primary 
3 to 5 years
5 half days
5/3/2 full day options

 

 
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Transitional Kindergarten 
4 years – 5 years 
5 half days
5 full days

 

Kindergarten 

5 to 6 years 
5 school days

5 full days
 

Our TK and K students serve as role models for younger students at TMA. They focus on the same 5 areas of study; Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Science/Culture, and are introduced to progressively more advanced Montessori materials and sophisticated lessons. Our TK/K classroom has a strong influence of Balanced Literacy, including the reading and writing workshops.  Each day, the students will be exposed to journal writing, shared/interactive writing, shared reading, independent reading and eventually guided reading.  Our literacy and Montessori specialists work closely with the teachers and students to ensure all students are prepared for their elementary years.

 
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Elementary Program 

2 days, 3 days or 5 days

 

Program: 

TMA will offer an elementary program that will combine eLearning from your child’s home-school with weekly lessons in language arts, math, science and culture taught by TMA teachers.

eLearning:  

We will provide assistance for students while they complete their eLearning assignments provided by their school district.  Teachers will provide support for all students and make sure they are completing all assignments with understanding and accuracy.

Classroom Offerings:

We will offer two classrooms for students’ kindergarten to second grade and third to sixth grade.  Parents will have the option to send their child two, three or five days a week.  

K-2nd Grade:

After eLearning is complete, our literacy specialist will provide a shared reading lesson, journal writing, word work activities, small guided reading groups, and hands on STEAM activities. 

3rd-6th Grade:

After eLearning is complete, our older students will break off into literature circles, guided reading groups, and STEAM activities.

Outdoor Time:  

TMA offers over 20,000 sq. ft of outdoor play area.  Our older students can utilize the play structure, soccer field, basketball court, and gardening area.

 

Enrichments

Our enrichments at TMA further explore many of the subjects that begin in the classroom, providing weekly hands-on experiences for our students. 

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Spanish
Music
Chick Embryology
Gardening
Yoga
Butterfly Raising
STEAM

 
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Summer Camp

Elementary (K-6)

Weekly field trips, water play, STEAM projects, arts & crafts
sports & games and so much more!

Full-time 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
June 21 - August 11: $1,600

Weekly: $250

Half-day 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

June 21 - August 11: $980
Weekly: $150

 

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