Early Childhood Education

Toddler House, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten

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. 

  • Full-Day and Half-Day Options (8:30am-3:00pm or 8:30am-12:00pm)

  • Monday - Friday, Monday - Wednesday, Thursday - Friday Scheduling

  • Extended Hours Available (7:30am - 4:00pm)

  • Request Information

Bay Farm Toddler House

Bay Farm Toddler House

Children's House

Our Children’s House preschool, pre-k, kindergarten classrooms accommodate children in mixed-age classrooms that provide a safe, stimulating, nurturing, educational, and social foundation for future success. From supporting their earliest days, where separation from parents and caregivers and absorbing classroom routines are their primary tasks, to sending them up to Elementary and the challenges of first grade, our teachers commit themselves to give their students a comprehensive early childhood education. This includes:

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

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

  • 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.

Our Children's House Program Options:

  • Full-Day (8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

  • Half-Day Options (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

  • Monday - Friday Schedule

  • Monday - Wednesday Schedule available for preschool students. (Also available for pre-kindergarten students, but we strongly recommend a five-day schedule for our pre-k students)

  • Extended Hours Available (7:30am - 4:00pm)

  • Request Information

Bay Farm Children's House

Children's House Bay Farm


The Kindergarten program is integrated within the Children's House. Typically, in the third year of the 3-year Children’s House Program, the five-year-olds (and young 6-year-olds) move into the role of “oldest students” in their mixed-age Children’s House classroom for the first half of the school day. In the afternoon, they are in a dedicated Kindergarten classroom. Afternoons are an essential part of the Kindergarten program. Each afternoon, kindergarteners meet together to 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. There are distinct advantages to this kindergarten model. 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. 

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