Early Childhood Extended Care
Although our main focus is on providing a Montessori education to children, the reality is that many of our families work full time and require some form of before and after school care. We offer extended care that provides just the right combination of free play and stimulating organized activities that build essential life skills for your child to bridge the gap between school and home.
Our before school breakfast club is offered from 07:00 to 08:00, where your child will help prepare and share a healthy and nutritious breakfast with his friends.
After School Activities Academic year 2019 -2020
Our extended care program after school is from 3:15 pm to 6 pm. There are two options. Option 1 includes a group class and free play from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm. However, parents can opt for Option 2 that includes the group class, free play and a meal with pick-up at 6 pm.
These after school activities are open to children outside of The Montessori School as long as there is space. Fees must be paid up front and monthly payment option is available. For more information, send us an e-mail to [email protected]
From Seed to Supper
(max. 10 children; ages 2.5 – 8 years)
Tuesdays 3.30 – 5.30 pm
Our ‘Seed to Supper’ program teaches beginner gardening techniques to children between the ages of 2.5 and 8 years. Through a series of classes (spanning between 8 and 12 weeks), the child will learn about a variety of topics including the cycle of life, composting, seeding, caring for a garden, harvesting and cooking. Each planting cycle will be concluded with a harvest, which will be used to prepare a simple meal or condiments the children can share. Through the Seed to Supper program your child will learn essential skills, learn about healthy eating as well as gain a deep appreciation for nature.
Our gardening educator Aishel is a true “kunukero”. She works full-time in her kunuku and regularly volunteers to educate children from low-income families on how to grow their food on a tight budget. Aishel will extend the same patience and care she has for her kunuku to her students.
Our first Seed to Supper series starts on August 20th, 2019. Classes are in Papiamentu, however all educators are fluent in Spanish, English and Dutch as well. Fees are F. 30 per class for non-students.
We Art One! by Yrzah
(max. 10 children; ages 2.5 – 8 years)
Thursdays 3.30 – 5.00 pm
We all know that arts and crafts are great ways to engage children, teach them how to follow directions and develop motor skills. But did you know that art expression does that and so much more? Art helps us process the world around us and helps us express ourselves in a creative way, thereby enhancing our ability to focus, improving our self-esteem and problem-solving skills. In our art expressions class, your child will experience that his/her view of the world and feelings are unique and he/she will learn techniques to express them creatively using a variety of media. Younger children will love experimenting with colors and textures, while older children will be guided by our visual artist Yrzah to capture their world view on canvas with paint.
Yrzah Eisden is a local visual artist and mom. Through her project We Art One! she helps children and seniors to express themselves creatively through art.
Classes are in Papiamentu, however the artist is also fluent in Dutch, English and Spanish. Classes start on August 15th, 2019. Fees are f. 25 per class for non-students.
Yoga Outdoors by Ritu
(max. 5 children; ages 2.5 – 8 years)
Fridays 3.30 – 4.30 pm
There’s no better way to wind down after a busy week of exploration and learning than our yoga class. The kids will learn the yoga poses in a fun way, while improving their coordination and concentration, improving self esteem, strength and balance. However, practicing yoga will impact more than just your child’s body. During this class your child will practice social skills through teamwork. Our Yoga Outdoors class will be held outdoors under the palm trees, which helps your child connect with nature and create awareness. The Yoga Outdoors class is the perfect transition for your child into the weekend.
Padma Daryanani, better known as Ritu, was born and raised in India and is the owner of Mindful Yoga Curaçao. She is certified in kids yoga and has been teaching yoga to kids for over 10 years now.
Classes are in English. Classes start on August 16th, 2019 Fees are f. 20 per class for non-students.