"Never help a child with a task at which they feel they can succeed."
-Maria Montessori

Our Programs

Our Programs

The foundation of Dr. Montessori’s educational theory was based on her observation that children possess an innate desire to explore, discover, and learn about their world. Accordingly, we offer an enhanced and enriched Montessori education which includes mixed age groups (ranging in age over a one and a half year span), individual and group instruction, an enhanced cultural studies curriculum that embraces holidays and celebrations from around the world, and several specialty programs, including technology, foreign language, music, library, art, yoga, and creative fitness.

Children's Manor has a very innovative and comprehensive program in store for your child, one in which your child will grow in knowledge, self-awareness, and confidence. At Children's Manor, classes are organized as a miniature society in which children work and learn together in harmony while still maintaining their individuality. The role of the teacher is to assist the child in developing independence while fostering a joy of learning. In addition to the traditional "three R’s" (reading, writing, and arithmetic), Children's Manor students are taught the "R’s of Respect," namely Responsibility, Reasoning, Resilience, and Resourcefulness. Each child learns the importance of self-respect, respect for others, and respect of the environment, and respect for their work.

In our program, students develop fundamental academic and life skills that play an important role throughout their lives. We take a personalized approach so that each student advances at their own pace, regardless of his/her level of ability, learning style, or social maturity:

Infants & Toddlers Program (6 weeks - 2 years)

Our Infant/Toddlers program has been designed to be a nurturing, safe, and healthy environment where infants and toddlers feel loved and are encouraged to explore their environment.

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Pre-Primary Program (2 years - 3.5 years)

Our Pre-Primary program offers inherent flexibility through the Montessori approach, which allows it to be adapted to the needs of each individual child, regardless of the level of ability, learning style, or social maturity.

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Primary Program (3.5 years - 6 years)

Our Primary program is designed to meet the physical, cognitive, and social needs intrinsic to each child and to nurture the child to learn and thrive.

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Honors & Kindergarten Program*
*(Age 5 by 12/31 of that academic year)

In our Honors/Kindergarten program, each child further develops concentration, motivation, persistence, and discipline through their work. Within this framework of order, the child progresses at their own pace and rhythm while discovering the joys of learning and developing social and intellectual discipline.

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Lower Elementary Program (1st - 3rd Grade)

The Lower Elementary program at Children’s Manor does not merely emphasize content and facts, but also higher order thinking and association between different areas of study.

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Upper Elementary Program (4th - 5th Grade)

The Upper Elementary program includes concepts of biology, geology, and history. Natural sciences lead to the social and physical sciences, while algebra and geometry concepts emerge from basic number operations.

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Location Infant/Toddler Pre-Primary Primary Honors/Kindergarten Elementary
Baltimore X X X X  1st Grade Only
Bel Air X X X
Columbia X X X X
Elkridge* X X X
Ellicott City X X X X
Forest Hill X X X
Germantown X X X X
Rockville X X X X 1st Grade Only

Before and after care is available at all eight locations.

*Affiliate Location (Children's Magnet Montessori School)