Early Childhood Education - Bay Farm Montessori

Please know that we typically receive a large number of applications for our Toddler House and Children's House Programs. While we encourage interested families to inquire and submit an application, please know there will be a waitlist for the 2022-2023 school year.

Toddler House

Our Toddler Program is a joyous, loving, and respectful place that honors our youngest students, ages 12 months to 2.9. At Bay Farm, we encourage our toddlers to be independent and self-confident by making their own choices from among a wide variety of developmentally appropriate materials.

Our toddlers play alone and connect with their peers under the watchful eyes of experienced teachers who make appropriate changes in the environment to support each child’s development. Primary areas of exploration include language, math, practical life exercises, science, and the arts as well as fine and gross motor activities. Particular attention is paid to fostering their emerging language skills and their ability to participate in their own diapering and toilet training. The overarching goal is to support the children’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth and to foster their sense of being in a secure, stimulating environment.

Toddler House Enrollment Options: 

Children's House

Our Children’s House preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classrooms accommodate children in mixed-age classrooms that provide a stimulating, nurturing, educational, safe, and social foundation for future success. Our teachers commit themselves to giving their students a comprehensive early childhood education that includes:

  • Hands-on activities and experiences in a sequential curriculum of math, language, sensorial, practical life, and science.

  • An approach to learning that encourages children to develop focus and concentration and a positive attitude about work, acquiring skills, and information.

  • A carefully prepared, orderly, and aesthetically pleasing classroom environment, rich in Montessori and other high-quality early childhood materials and books.

  • The opportunity to learn to make good choices, develop independent thinking, and establish a sense of self-discipline and respect for self, others, and the environment.

  • The support and guidance of experienced Montessori teachers who provide lessons and choices based on their careful observation of each student.

Children's House Enrollment Options:

Bay Farm Children's House

Children's House Bay Farm

Kindergarten

The Bay Farm Kindergarten program is integrated within the Children's House. Our Kindergarten students take on the role of “oldest students” in their mixed-age Children’s House classroom. Bay Farm Kindergarten students work intensely on long-term multidisciplinary projects that emphasize collaboration, cooperation, and synthesizing knowledge. This work empowers students to develop a strong sense of self and see themselves as serious learners who want to make contributions to their school community. Children who complete the Children’s House program have a strong sense of themselves as serious learners, good friends, positive role models, and members of their school community. 

Bay Farm Kindergarten Students benefit from:

  • Off-Campus Field Trips

  • Writer's Workshop Lessons

  • Science Fair

  • Mentorship Program

  • Projects that teach Time Management Skills

  • Strong Handwriting and Language Skill Building