Montessori care at the Kennett Area YMCA and West Chester Area YMCA, for ages two and a half to five, offers a learning experience that helps children think critically, work collaboratively and act boldly — a skill set for the 21st century.

Why Montessori?

The Montessori method of education values the human spirit and the development of the whole child — physical, social, emotional and cognitive. In our mixed-age classrooms, children experience interactive learning in an environment carefully prepared by an educator who is sensitive to each child’s individual needs and abilities.

Children choose their activities, and discover language, mathematics, science, art and music, using materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and supplemented with additional resources. This educational environment fosters respect, cooperation, order and choice within limits. The school’s peaceful and non-competitive atmosphere also promotes strong character and values.

In addition to offering a holistic educational experience, our students enjoy extensive enrichment activities including:

  • Swim lessons
  • Yoga instruction
  • Gym activities
  • Music
  • Spanish language instruction
  • And more!

All lead teachers in our program are Montessori-credentialed.

KENNETT AREA YMCA CARE OPTIONS

September to June for children 18 months to 6 years old

  • Care offered 8:45 am to 3:15 pm five days a week
  • Extended morning care available 7:00 am to 8:45 am (additional fee)
  • Extended afternoon care available 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm (additional fee)
  • Full-day care is available on most Kennett Consolidated School District holidays
  • Camp is available during the summer

Weekly payment plans are available. Contact Dawn Kimberling at the Kennett Area YMCA for more information or to register at 610-444-9622, ext. 2335 or dkimberling@ymcagbw.org

WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA CARE OPTIONS

August to June for children 2 ½ to 5 years old

  • Care offered 8:45 am to 2:45 pm five days a week
  • Extended morning care available beginning at 7:00 am (additional fee)
  • Extended afternoon care available from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (additional fee)
  • Full-day care is available on most West Chester Area School District holidays
  • Camp is available during the summer

Monthly payment plans are available. Contact Laura Schofield-Pierson at the West Chester Area YMCA for more information or to register at email or at 610-431-9622, ext 2230. 

 

Learn More
5 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in a Montessori Preschool