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Do you want more than a traditional daycare, preschool, or child care center in Elkhorn for your child? We offer Montessori programs for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, and we nurture each child’s desire to blossom. At our Elkhorn Montessori Educational Center, we educate the whole child and give them the freedom to explore and learn at their own pace.
MONTESSORI-CERTIFIED TEACHERS EXPERTLY GUIDE YOUR CHILD
Instructors at our Elkhorn Montessori Educational Center are equipped with a Bachelor’s degree, as well as two years of Montessori training. Each teacher holds a Montessori AMS accreditation, and our school is an AMS full member site, which means we meet the standards of excellence of Montessori educators worldwide.
A MULTI-AGE CLASSROOM IS IDEAL FOR EARLY LEARNING
Children learn at their own pace! Children can build stronger relationships in multi-age classrooms. In this setting, older children can learn leadership skills and become mentors to their younger peers, and the younger children can model the older children. This arrangement mirrors real-life experiences where the reality is that they will be working with and across many chronological ages. Our childcare facility prepares children for adulthood by teaching them to work together with peers to solve problems.
INFANT PROGRAM | 6 WEEKS TO 18 MONTHS
YOUR BABY AS AN INVENTOR AND EXPLORER WITH RIE® EDUCARERS®
With the RIE® Educaring® Approach, babies are viewed and spoken to in ways that allow them to be active participants in their daily lives. The deep respect this approach engenders is the start of self-love and self-esteem. This model encourages children to explore their surroundings, learn about their interests, and builds their confidence.
CHILDREN ARE GIVEN THE SPACE TO EXPLORE FREELY
At our Elkhorn Montessori Educational Center, if your child is learning to grasp, they will get more grasping opportunities. When they start to pull up, they’ll have more opportunities to pull up in their space. Through observations, teachers follow their interests so that they can explore freely and learn at their own pace.
TODDLER PROGRAM| 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS
ART PRACTICE INCREASES YOUR CHILD’S CREATIVITY
At our Elkhorn Montessori Educational Center, your child will explore a world of expression and creativity as they choose colors and textures to play with. Art practice also improves fine motor skills, making things like gripping a pencil easier. Using art to encourage creative thinking helps prepare children for Kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond.
EACH CHILD LEARNS AT THEIR OWN PACE
By observing your child, providing the right lesson when they’re ready, and letting them practice until mastered, your child excels at every level. Montessori teachers at our Elkhorn Montessori Educational Center emphasize process rather than product.
RESPONDING RESPECTFULLY WITH RIE© EDUCARING©
The RIE® Educaring® approach encourages responding to your child respectfully to model good behavior. We are the only school that boasts this additional education level and training for the teaching team that guides your child every day.
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM | 2.5 TO 6 YEARS
MONTESSORI MATERIALS THAT TEACH THROUGH EXPLORATION
Your child is free to choose activities guided by their curiosity, to develop their strengths and talents. Montessori materials also have built-in challenges, so your child develops critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
MULTI-AGE CLASSROOMS HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN FROM PEERS
In a multi-age classroom, your child gains inspiration from older students and becomes a leader for younger students. A diverse mini-community helps your child learn through seeing empathy and kindness in action. Providing this experience early ensures that your child knows how to play well with others by the time they start Kindergarten.
SELF-LED LEARNING BUILDS CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Montessori-educated teachers give equal parts guidance, structure, flexibility, and freedom. Your child practices reasoning as they question, probe, and make connections, growing into enthusiastic, self-directed learners.
Contact Us for Enrollment Information
The staff at our Elkhorn Montessori Educational Center are looking forward to hearing from you. Give us a call or stop by for a visit at 18544 W Maple Rd. Elkhorn, NE 68022 to learn about enrollment options for your child.
We provide a safe, loving, and educational environment where children are supported through their growth and development.