Gulf Coast Montessori Preschool is open all year from August to July. If you wish for you child to attend during the summer sessions (June/July), tuition will continue on schedule.
Gulf Coast Montessori Preschool will consist of children ages 3-5 years old. This is known as vertical grouping. Maria Montessori believed this was part of our natural development and that grouping children by their age was against our social nature. This multi-age grouping encourages children to learn from their peers, but also enables older children to support the learning of younger children.
The minimum student:teacher ratio is 10:1 However, we have other staff and therapists that will be providing assistance throughout the day.
A typical day in a Montessori classroom consists of a prepared environments for: