Montessori Preschool

Striving to inspire children to reach their highest level of personal and academic fulfillment

Christ the King Montessori Preschool Offers 3 Class Options for Your Child

  • Morning Program

    8:30 AM - 11:15 AM (M-F)

  • Afternoon Program

    12:15 PM - 3:00 PM (M-F)

  • Full Day Program

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (M-F, for children who are ready)

Christ the King School Richland, WA

At Christ the King Montessori preschool, we strive to inspire children to reach their highest level of personal and academic fulfillment. The Montessori philosophy is a unique educational approach that nurtures a child’s intrinsic desire to learn. Montessori focuses on the whole child—his/her cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

Christ the King School Richland, WA

In the Christ the King Montessori classroom, children learn by exploring and manipulating specially designed materials. Each material teaches one concept or skill at a time, and lays a foundation from which students can comprehend increasingly abstract ideas.

Children work with materials at their own pace, repeating an exercise until it is mastered. Your child's teacher may gently guide the process, but the goal is to inspire rather than instruct.

Throughout the classroom, beautifully-prepared, inviting curriculum areas contain a sequential array of lessons to be learned. As students work through the sequence, they build and expand on materials and lessons already mastered. And all the while they are developing qualities with which they’ll approach every future challenge: autonomy, creative thinking, and satisfaction in a job well done.

A bit about Maria Montessori:

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn.

She opened the first Montessori school, Casa dei Bambini (Children’s House), in Rome on January 6, 1907. Subsequently, she traveled the world and wrote extensively about her approach to education, attracting many devotees. There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide.

Maria’s early medical practice focused on psychiatry. She also developed an interest in education, attending classes on pedagogy and immersing herself in educational theory. Her studies led her to observe, and call into question, the prevailing methods of teaching children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Christ the King School Richland, WA

The opportunity to improve on these methods came in 1900, when she was appointed co-director of a new training institute for special education teachers. Maria approached the task scientifically, carefully observing and experimenting to learn which teaching methods worked best. Many of the children made unexpected gains, and the program was proclaimed a success.

In 1907 Maria accepted a new challenge to open a childcare center in a poor inner-city district. This became the first Casa dei Bambini, a quality learning environment for young children. The youngsters were unruly at first, but soon showed great interest in working with puzzles, learning to prepare meals, and manipulating materials that held lessons in math. She observed how they absorbed knowledge from their surroundings, essentially teaching themselves.

Utilizing scientific observation and experience gained from her earlier work with young children, Maria designed learning materials and a classroom environment that fostered the children’s natural desire to learn. News of the school’s success soon spread through Italy and by 1910 Montessori schools were acclaimed worldwide.

Meet the Christ the King Montessori Teachers and Educational Assistance

Christ the King School Richland, WA

Montessori Guides:

  • Kelly Buchanan

  • Debbie Cleveland

Montessori Educational Assistance:

  • Jennifer Posada

  • Stasha Haynes

  • Yvonne Rodriguez

Christ the King School Richland, WA

Admissions:

Part Time Preschool

  • Tuition: $2800

  • Enhancement Fees: $100

  • Registration: $100

Full Time Preschool (2017-2018)

  • Tuition: $6200

  • Enhancement Fees: $100

  • Registration: $100

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