Montessori Aspect (Childcare)
Our before and after-school program, the Montessori Aspect (MA), is an environment prepared and developed upon the principle of respect for the student’s capacities and developing self-direction. Appropriate materials are available for students based on their interest and developmental levels. Consideration for the culture of the students, their home and backgrounds is apparent through the activities available and the materials used. Students of different ages share experiences in a setting reflecting a familial environment.
We are proud of the many activities that Montessori Aspect has to offer: games, building materials, puzzles and books. These, in addition to the variety of options the school offers, such as the library, gym, and play structure, makes Montessori Aspect an integrated before and after-school program. Working and playing in the Montessori Aspect environment helps us realize that the Montessori philosophy is a way of life.
During the academic year, Montessori Aspect is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on a reserved space basis only. The 2013-2014 cost for Montessori Aspect is $6.00 per hour. Please note: MA Care provided after 6:00 p.m., closing time, is charged at $3.50 per minute. Non-school days, scheduled with the office in advance, are $30.00 per day.
Children arriving at school before 8:30 a.m. and those leaving after 2:30 p.m. (for CH), or 3:30 p.m. (for Elementary), must be supervised; all will be charged for participation in the Montessori Aspect (before & after care) program.
We offer a formal MA program for SFA students. The students are supervised where they can do homework.
Montessori Aspect is licensed by the Child Care Division of the State of Oregon.