Welcome to the
Montessori Learning Community
of Asheville
Established 1982

~We accept children and employ staff regardless of color, creed, country of origin, or orientation

 
 

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child"

Maria Montessori

 
 
 
 

Program Description


MLC is open mid-August - May

Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

The school day is from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

If needed, extended care is offered for an extra fee of $7 per hour

Early Care is from 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Stay Late is from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

We offer part time and full time options

Current monthly tuition.........Toddler Program.........3-6 Program

5 half days/week, 8:00 – 12:00..................$455..................................$445

4 half days/week, 8:00 – 12:00..................$405..................................$395

3 half days/week, 8:00 – 12:00..................$365..................................$355

2 half days/week, 8:00 – 12:00..................$305..................................$295

5 full days/week, 8:30 – 2:30.....................$560.................................$550

4 full days/week, 8:30 – 2:30.....................$510................................$500

3 full days/week, 8:30 – 2:30......................$455.................................$445

2 full days/week, 8:30 – 2:30.....................$375.................................$365

Summer Program runs June - July,  Hours: 8 am - 4 pm

(Summer Program is for children ages 3-6 only or fully potty trained)

 

We close for the following holidays/events:
Labor Day

Fall Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Thanksgiving Break (3 days)

Winter Break (approx. 2 weeks)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring Break (1 week)

Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

1-3 week(s) off before or after the summer program

3-4 Half Day Teacher Workdays (TWD)

3-4 Full Day Teacher Workdays (TWD)

     

    Daily Schedule

     

    7:30 AM: MLC opens- at least three teachers are available for all early arrivals, one in both the Toddler room (18 mons-2.5yrs) and Ms. Sarah’s room. (3-6 yrs)

    8:00 AM: Three more teachers have arrived

    8:30 AM: All teachers have arrived and are in classrooms beginning the day

    8:30-11 AM: Children are with their primary teacher(s). Each classroom has an individual program: e.g. Circle Time followed by children pursuing individual works and teacher-directed lessons.

    When a teacher feels a child has completed all activities in ‘homeroom’, the child can ask to visit/trade with a child in another classroom

    10:30 AM: Toddlers go outside

    11:00 AM: Toddlers return indoors for hand washing and lunch preparation. 3-6 children rotate outside.

    11:30 AM: 3-6 Children return inside for hand washing and school-wide lunch.

    12:00 PM: Dismissal for ½ students and Toddlers begin naptime and 3-6 begin rest time

    1:00 PM: 3-6 resters begin to wake and go outside

    1:30 PM:  All 3-6 children return to the playground

    2:00 PM: Story time for the Stay Late children and Toddlers wake and go outdoors

    2:30 PM: Second dismissal Toddler and 3-6

    2:30-5:15 PM: Stay Late activities: art, gardening, puppets, plays, stories, music, dress-up, etc.

    5:30 PM: MLC closes