Preschool

FLEXIBLE NAPERVILLE PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • Preschool Overview

    Offering a variety of flexible preschool programs to prepare your child for lifelong learning
  • Montessori Moppet Preschool is where a child begins to establish their foundation in reading, writing, math, science, and geography. The MMC child-directed environment instills an enthusiasm for learning and fosters self-discipline, self-knowledge, and independence through an organized approach to problem solving.

    • Accepting children as young as 2 years, 9 months old.
    • Individualized instruction allowing each child to work at their own pace and ability level.
    • Daily outdoor play (indoor activities in poor weather or when temperature is 20 degrees or below).
    • Hands-on nature observations on our adjacent Naperville Park District trail.
    • Two "circle times" (whole group gatherings) in addition to the long, uninterrupted work time.
    • Field trips offered several times a year.
    • Spanish is incorporated into all of our lesson plans.
    • Staff escorts between car and school during arrivals and dismissals.
    • Monthly newsletters provide general information, calendar updates, and classroom news.
    • November and April parent/teacher conferences for all families.
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  • Curriculum

    • Practical Life

      Provides the foundation for all other activities in the Montessori classroom. This purposeful work contributes to the development of concentration, coordination of movement, and mastery of the environment.

    • Sensorial

      Appeals to the “sensitive period” of the child’s world. Careful selection of items with different textures, colors, shapes, and sizes provides experiences that indirectly prepare the children for future exploration of language, math, geometry, and music.

    • Art, Music & Movement

      Provides a means of expression. Children are free to choose art materials through various mediums and techniques as well as music of all types.

    • Geography & Culture

      By celebrating other traditions with music, stories, maps, and flags, children can begin to see the uniqueness of other cultures.

    • Science

      Gives children real, hands-on experiences with topics such as buoyancy and magnetics.

    • Mathematics

      MMC math lessons lead the child through progressive hands-on activities, emphasizing concepts while preparing the child for abstractions supported by math materials.

    • Language

      Early reading activities such as matching, sand paper letters, writing, and language objects help the child explore the world around them through spoken and written word.

  • Sessions & Tuition

    MMC offers 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day Preschool programs. Select the corresponding tab below to learn more about our program offerings.



    • AM Daily Preschool

      Offers the true Montessori education where a 5-day structure and routine is most beneficial.


      • Days: M-F
      • Hours: 8:30 – 11:30


      $445
      / month


    • Extended Daily Preschool

      Our 5.5 hour sessions extend work time within a a smaller group environment with cooperative play.


      • Days: M-F
      • Hours: 8:30 – 2:00


      $625
      / month


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    • AM 3-Day Preschool

      Perfect for children accustomed to being separated from parents, who are ready for a more consistent Montessori environment than the 2-Day program.


      • Days: M/W/F
      • Hours: 8:30 – 11:30


      $320
      / month


    • Extended 3-Day Preschool

      Our 5.5 hour sessions extend work time within a a smaller group environment with cooperative play.


      • Days: M/W/F
      • Hours: 8:30 – 2:00


      $430
      / month


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    • AM 2-Day Preschool

      An ideal introduction to the Montessori environment for children who have never been away from home.


      • Days: Tu/Th
      • Hours: 8:30 – 11:30


      $215
      / month


    • Extended 2-Day Preschool

      Our 5.5 hour sessions extend work time within a a smaller group environment with cooperative play.


      • Days: Tu/Th
      • Hours: 8:30 – 2:00


      $270
      / month


    Download Extended Day Overview
  • Download Our Registration Form

    Includes additional tuition, registration, and application information