1107 Dartmouth Street
Albany, CA 94706
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Our Curriculum

“LIGHTING THAT INNER SPARK BEGINS WITH THE CHILD'S INTERESTS.”
“ILUMINANDO LA CHISPITA COMIENZA CON EL INTERES DE CADA NINO.”

Drawing from the Montessori philosophy, we honor free choice and give our students the space to follow their own natural curiosity, make decisions and take responsibility for their learning experiences at their own developmental pace. Once that spark is lit, true learning can begin through our rich and creative curriculum, which includes:

  • Social Skills
  • Practical Life
  • Self-Help Care and Independence?
  • Language and Writing
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Science (Science Projects)
  • Mathematics
  • Dramatic Play
  • Building and Blocks
  • Art
  • Music and Movement
  • Outdoor Play
  • Gardening (Seasonal)
  • Yoga



SCHEDULE ... WHAT WE LOVE TO DO!


THE CUB HOUSE "LOS OSITOS"

8:00:School Begins / Daily Greeting / Free Choice Play
9:00:Teacher Directed Activities – Montessori Activities / Art Projects
9:45:Diaper Change / Toileting – Wash Hands
10:00:Healthy Snack & Hydration
10:20:Wash Hands - Circle Story Time & Spanish Exchange
10:50:Outside Play
11:50:Toileting & Hand Washing
12:00:Lunchtime
12:30:Clean Up - Story Time
1:00:Naptime - Quiet Time
2:30:Mindfulness Activities – Art
3:00:Wash Hands - Healthy Snack& Hydration
3:15:Circle Time for Daily Reflection & Social Sharing (Spanish Exchange)
3:40:Outside Play
4:40:Toileting & Hand Washing
4:50:Play-Based / Montessori Activities – Art Projects
5:30:End of Day / School Closed

THE EARLY LEARNING CENTER

8:00:School Begins / Daily Greeting / Free Choice Play
9:00:Teacher Directed Activities – Montessori Activities / Art Projects
9:45:Diaper Change / Toileting – Wash Hands
10:00:Healthy Snack & Hydration
10:20:Wash Hands - Circle Story Time & Spanish Exchange
10:50:Outside Play
11:50:Toileting & Hand Washing
12:00:Lunchtime
12:30:Clean Up - Story Time
1:00:Naptime - Quiet Time
1:30:Mindfulness Activities – Art / Afterschool Program Begins
2:00:Art & Music
2:30:Circle Time for Daily Reflection & Social Sharing (Spanish Exchange)
3:00:Wash Hands - Healthy Snack & Hydration
3:15:Circle Time for Daily Reflection & Social Sharing (Spanish Exchange)
3:40:Outside Play
4:40:Toileting & Hand Washing
4:50:Play-Based / Montessori Activities – Art Projects
5:30:End of Day / School Closed



ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Rising Sun Montessori Preschool offers many enrichment opportunities in addition to our daily curriculum and activities. Enrichment opportunities provide your child with quality classes and experiences that not only builds a new skill but also their level of self-confidence.

Some of the enrichment opportunities that are offered for the children to participate in include:

  • Dance Classes
  • Music and Instrument Classes that include violin, guitar, banjo, and flute
  • Gymnastics
  • Cooking and Baking Classes

The After School Program called Friendship Clubbers is designed for older students, affording a more intimate and intensive learning setting focused on Kindergarten preparedness and peer group socialization. Friendship Clubbers concentrate on letters, numbers, reading, and writing skills, while enjoying new friends and friendships made.

Neighborhood Walks & Field Trips

Weather permitting; we frequently take neighborhood walks and picnics at the park near our school. We also schedule field trips throughout the year and visit places like:

  • The Little Farm at Tilden
  • Swimming at Albany Swimming pool
  • Story time at Albany Library
  • Chabot Space and Science Center
  • Berkeley Botanical Garden
  • Oakland Zoo
  • Lawrence Hall of Science

These special outings are a lot of fun for our students and staff, as well as the generous parent volunteers who help drive our students to and from our destinations, ensuring an adult-child ratio of 1:2 at all times.