Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Prairie View Montessori

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The staff of Prairie View Montessori is delighted to announce a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House, Saturday, August 14, 2004 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, to celebrate the founding of their new school. Special guest, Maryte Kucinas, Montessori teacher and trainer for 38 years, will give a special address at the 10:30AM Ribbon Cutting.

The staff of Prairie View Montessori is delighted to announce a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House, Saturday, August 14, 2004 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, to celebrate the founding of their new school. Special guest, Maryte Kucinas, Montessori teacher and trainer for 38 years, will give a special address at the 10:30AM Ribbon Cutting.

The event is open to all, and adults and children! Families interested in the school that cannot attend may contact PVM to schedule a visit or request a packet of information by calling 630-978-7786 or via e-mail to pvminfo@sbcglobal.net.

The newly constructed school, at 2624 Ginger Woods Parkway, is intended as a neighborhood education alternative to local families. “We’re very excited to provide another Montessori option to the community,” said Donna Mishra, owner, and Montessori teacher who will coordinate the preschool. Joan Schuler, a Montessori teacher and trainer will serve as educational director.

Prairie View Montessori offers morning and full-day pre-school classes, extended hours, and kindergarten. A summer camp will open in 2005. There are also plans for a Saturday morning class for parents with children ages 2-30 months.     

Montessori is an educational method, which integrates how children learn into what they learn. This allows each child to maximize his or her potential. Montessori supports the view that all children innately love to learn, and that they learn best by doing. Classroom activities are designed to meet needs in cognitive, physical, emotional and social development. Each child learns at his or her own pace using hands-on, self and teacher-initiated activities. A respect of self, others and the environment are considered an essential part the educational approach.

PVM’s facility contains four spacious rooms, three of which will be used for the pre-school program, with the fourth for special classes, such as yoga, as well as the Saturday parent/child class. The outdoor area is being developed to include equipment for play and motor development, a children’s garden and water activities for summer use.

At capacity the school will hold 60 children, 20 students per classroom, with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Expansion plans include elementary education for grades 1 through 6.

Prairie View Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society, and licensed as a school with the Illinois Board of Education.

Our web site address is: http://www.prairieviewmontessori.com

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