Meadowlark Montessori has closed its program as of August 2016.  
Thank you to all our clients and community members who have supported us over the past six years.

Meadowlark's classroom

Our family style lunch.

Activities to develop small motor skills, a sense of order and practical skills.

Vegetables collected from children's garden.

Meadowlark Montessori Children's House is a preschool and kindergarten program for children 3 through 6 years old.

Meadowlark offers:

  • A teacher who has a Masters of Education and is certified by AMI, the organization founded by Dr. Montessori to maintain the integrity of the program she developed based on her life's work in observing children and how they learn.
  • High quality well kept materials developed to match the interests, needs and capabilities of children at this age level.  Additional materials and activities are developed based on the individual and on going interests of each child.
  • A 3 hour work period where children get individualized lessons with classroom materials and then they freely get to move about the classroom and choose what materials they want to work with, where they want to work and whom they might want to work with or near.
  • A mixed age group of children where younger children observe the skills and advance interest of older children and older children get to teach and reinforce the skills they've learned.
  • Montessori materials were developed to give hands-on practical experience  in curricular areas such as:  mathematics, language, cultural studies, fine arts, practical life skills, identifying and categorizing sensorial qualities, fine arts, geography, music, and botany.  Each area has many different ways to teach each concept.
  • Opportunity to garden, take care of chickens and compost.  These opportunities connect the children to where their food comes from and how nutrients cycle through food chains.
  • Children are provided abundant opportunities to practice gross motor skills (skipping, spinning, balance, etc.) while inside the classroom.
  • The adult observes each child individually to learn their individual strengths, learning styles, interests and needs so they can guide the child's work in the classroom and tailor the materials to the individual child.
  • Primarily organic snacks that the children mostly prepare for themselves.
  • Children are invited to participate in spontaneous group activities such as singing, reading books, playing command games or listening games, hearing true stories, listening to poems and learning about unique global artifacts, cultures and places.
  • A large outdoor fenced in play area.

The children's spontaneous parade in the outside play area.