This cohort of learners is designated for children who are 5 years old. The kindergarten
program hours are Monday through Thursday 9 AM until 3 PM; 9 AM – 12 noon Friday.
During the afternoons the children work as a group without the younger preschoolers on
more academically challenging and abstract material. There is an emphasis on developing
social/emotional skills in readiness for the elementary program. Peer influences and the
ideas of fairness and appropriate behavior are all addressed. Montessori childcare is available
from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Our kindergarten program encourages the child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn by
engaging him/her in purposeful, developmentally appropriate and self-directed activities.
Guides carefully design activities allowing our kindergarteners to joyfully learn to care for
themselves, their peers, and for their class environment. Nature-based learning and
experiential learning activities are highly utilized in our kindergarten classroom.

1390 West Townhall Rd, Erie, PA 16509
Phone (814) 866-3760