Hope Montessori Academy provides an environment where children ages 6 weeks through 6 years are cared for, nurtured, and educated by certified Montessori teachers and early childhood specialists. We provide infant and toddler programs, two-year-old programs, preschool programs as well as kindergarten programs. Hope Montessori Academy is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Hope Montessori Academy is dedicated to developing the whole child. Our teachers recognize children's individuality while also teaching respect for others and the environment. The Montessori philosophy is used in congruence with developmentally appropriate practices as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This ensures the curriculum is matched to each child's ability level.
Our teacher to child ratios and classroom group sizes exceed state licensure requirements. The personalized attention we are able to provide allows parents to be assured of the high-quality environment their children are exposed to on a daily basis; a win-win situation for both parents and children!
Specializing in Infant and Toddler Care
Our infant toddler community is just that- a community. It is a place where young children are the focus of attention in a warm, nurturing environment which encourages growth and development. Our program provides individualized care for each child we serve. Our low staff to child ratios, combined with smaller group sizes, allows us to personalize our attention to each of our children. Our caregiver to child personal attention and interaction is dramatically increased because of our group sizes, therefore our children receive much more meaningful, stimulating, and consistent interaction throughout the day.
Preschool- A True Montessori Environment
Our preschool program consists of certified Montessori teachers and assistant teachers degreed and experienced in early childhood education. Montessori equipment is used under the direction of the certified teachers to provide individualized, small group, and classroom activities for the children we serve. The Montessori preschool classroom allows children to work at a challenging level yet at their own pace, focusing on the whole child. Through self-correcting materials, children gain independence and a sense of accomplishment as they progress through the Montessori curriculum.
Our kindergarten program continues the same Montessori philosophy of education we teach throughout our entire school- educating the whole child. In addition to our Montessori program, we provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum which prepares each child emotionally, socially, and cognitively for the first grade. Our children are exposed to various educational theories and methodologies, therefore making the transition to first grade successful. Not only are our children prepared for the first grade, they will most likely excel at their first grade experience. Our goal is to instill in each child a lifelong love for learning.
Summer Experience Program
In the months of June, July and August, we offer a summer experience program for children in preschool to age 10. Field trips, arts and crafts, music, outdoor activities and splash days are just the beginning of the experience we offer to our children. Swim lessons will also be available as a field trip. Your child will be able to socialize with others in a fun, exciting and challenging environment. A Summer Experience Program brochure listing the scheduled events may be obtained from the director.
Character Education/Family Involvement
We have integrated character education and family involvement throughout our curriculum. Maria Montessori expressed children have a natural sense of dignity and self-respect and it is the role of the adult to nurture these tendencies. Dr. Montessori was a strong advocate for the rights of children and was committed to the idea that adults must always recognize children as individuals who deserve the utmost respect.
It is with these thoughts in mind that Hope Montessori Academy emphasizes the importance of respect, ethics, and manners, therefore promoting self-respect, self-discipline, and dignity within each child.
Parent participation is always welcome and encouraged at our school. We believe if both parents and school collaborate with educating our children, this encouragement leads to higher learning and a lifetime of success.
"It is evident that society should lavish upon children the greatest care so that it may in turn receive from the child new energies and potentialities"
We also offer extracurricular activities within our school. Classes of dance, aerobics, music, and foreign language are offered on a weekly basis at an additional monthly fee. Highly trained instructors are contracted to provide these services. Additional information may be obtained from the director.