Montclare Children’s School maintains a high teacher-to-child ratio providing nurturing and experienced early childhood educators in each classroom. Our teaching staff is led by two seasoned Educational Coordinators. To enhance our teaching practices and continue to evolve as educators, we offer our staff monthly professional development opportunities, including workshops with a variety of renowned early childhood education experts, CPR, First Aid, and MAT training, as well as annual attendance at the Wonderplay Early Childhood Learning Conference in NYC. Through our teacher-guided approach infused with open-ended play, our educators actively engage children in language, math, science, art, and pre-literacy experiences, establishing the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
Our specialist teachers include two visual artists, a professional, award-winning musician and songwriter, a dancer, yoga instructor, gymnastic coach, early childhood librarian and filmmaking team. Our specialists work closely with teachers to create deeper connections to the learning that is happening in individual classrooms. Whether our children are climbing the rock-wall in gym, embodying their favorite animal in yoga or movement, singing their best-loved songs in music, or bringing their story-telling ideas to life through film, you will always find them joyfully collaborating with their peers and teachers.
Montclare’s Administrative Leadership Team comprised of veteran school administrators and educators, is dedicated to supporting our students and families through their preschool experience and beyond. The primary focus of our Exmissions Director is to become familiar with all of our students, guiding and supporting our families through both the public and private ongoing school Exmissions process.
Our Specialist Teachers are a big part of what makes Montclare… Special. Please enjoy these videos giving you a glimpse into how our Specialist Teachers enrich our curriculum!