“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” ― Dr. Maria Montessori
Beginning January 22nd, 2019 Toddler Time Play Group We are excited to announce our Pilot Program for our littles....Toddler Time Play Group! This will be a Caregiver & Me class for littles 18-30 months of age. We will meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am - 11:00am. During this time we will explore new and fun ways to play with age appropriate toys using Montessori Methods and materials. We will have a snack time as well as parent discussion time in each class. Classes will be $20 per class.
Pre-registration is now taking place for our Winter Session. If you are interested in joining our Play Group please contact us for more information.
Morning Session: Monday's & Wednesday's - 9:30 am ~ 11:30 am Afternoon Session: Choose Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday - 1:00 ~ 3:00 pm
This program utilizes Montessori Methods that encourage children to learn through play in a mixed aged group of children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. Moozie's Play Group is the first step in a goal that we hope will ultimately evolve into a fully certified Montessori School Program.
In our program your child will learn grace and courtesy as well as how to "help themselves" . Self-care skills will be an integral part of our daily curriculum encouraging children to develop self-confidence. Rich and orderly environments (also known as a "prepared environment") tailored to this age group will teach respect for all people and things which results in better self control and enhanced social skills. Children will learn in a mixed aged classroom that provides them with the freedom to seek out their own interests and encourages them to learn at their own pace with very little prompting. In this type of learning environment children can develop important social skills and discover what interests them.
We are very excited about this program for many reasons. We hope you will be too! If you have any questions regarding our Play Group Program, please do not hesitate to contact us at Aimee@mooziesplaycafe.com.
For those of you that may be unfamiliar with the Montessori methods of teaching , the video below demonstrates a day in the life. Some of the activities shown in the video will be part of our program and your child's day.
Moozie's Play Group Guide
Aimee is the owner/operator of Moozie’s Play Café. As a certified teacher in Music Together and Kidding Around Yoga she utilizes her training to teach both the music classes and the Yoga programs. Aimee has an Associate’s Degree from The University of Hartford and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Thomas Aquinas College. For 17 years she was the office manager for Dr. Catherine D. Nicolaides, a developmental pediatrician. During her time there she worked closely with Dr. Nicolaides to develop the practice, was an A.D.D coach assisting young adults with their transition into the working world, and worked with children with Developmental Delays and Disorders such as attention issues, autism and P.A.N.D.A.S. Aimee’s most accomplished, and favorite job is the role of “mom” to her three beautiful boys.
Winter Play Group 2018 Admissions
Our Winter Play GroupAM Session will meet every Monday & Wednesday from 9:30am - 11:30am. Our Winter Play GroupPM Session will meet every Monday's, Tuesday's & Wednesday's from 1:00pm - 3:00pm or
Winter Play Group will take place from January 7th - March 26th - No Play Group scheduled for February 18th
Next Play Group Session 2019 Spring Play Group: April 8th - June 21st (Dates subject to change.)
Attendance Our program will require consistent attendance for the children to fully benefit from the program, If you feel this will not be possible please let us know in advance. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather, please check your emails as well as our Home page on our webiste for updates. Play Group follows the Washington Township School District. We will make every attempt to make classes up if the schedule permits. Announcements will be made on our home page and via email. Sick Policy We ask that if your child is showing any signs of illness that you would respectfully allow them to stay home with you in order for them to recover as quickly as possible. Any child who is displaying any signs of illness while at play group will be asked to be picked up.
Play Group Fee Schedule
A non-refundable registration fee of $115.00 is required for each enrolling child at the time of registration. AM Session or PM Session - Monday's & Wednesday's The Play Group Program fee for the AM Session is $705.00 - made payable in three (3) payments of $235.00 due January 1st, February 1st & March 1st (The total cost of this program is $819.) PM Session - Monday's, Tuesday's & Wednesday's The Play Group Program fee for the PM Session is $990.00 - made payable in three (3) payments of $330.00 due January 1st, February 1st & March 1st (The total cost of this program is $1,105.)