Our Days at Maria's House

Maria's House provides full-day (8am-3pm) and introductory (morning or afternoon) five-day Montessori Primary programs, welcoming children 3-6 years of age to explore their world in a safe, engaging and thoroughly Montessori way, celebrating the unique developmental path that each of us travels. Any child who is comfortably toilet trained and has outgrown the need for an afternoon nap (do any of us really outgrow that?) will be well-suited to the rhythm of daily life at our Doylestown casa.

Most days unfold like this:

Morning

7:50 am Drop off begins at our circle with staff assistance
8:20 am Gathering, flag raising and morning exercise
8:40 am Morning rally at cubbies
8:45 am Morning work period begins
11:20 am Stepping Stones farewells, pickups and dropoffs with staff assistance

Luncheon

   (Our explorers bring their own lunch, which we augment with an array of healthy and seasonal options)

11:30 am Table setting and luncheon in the Great Hall
12:10 pm Table clearing and cleanup

Afternoon

12:15 pm Exploration (outdoors whenever the weather permits)
1:00 pm Afternoon rally at cubbies
1:05 pm Afternoon work period begins
2:45 pm Flag lowering and farewells
3:00 pm Pickup begins at our circle with staff assistance

Maria's House offers two additional program opportunities daily

Afternoon Tea & Interesting Things
(3pm-4pm)

Maria's Academy
(4pm-5pm)

 


Our extended care options are thoroughly Montessori, offering our young explorers opportunities for outdoor play, civilized snacks, instruction in music, food preparation, chess, fencing, golf, language, culture and more.