“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” ― Dr. Maria Montessori
Tummy Time This is a Mommy & Me class for littles 3-10 months of age. We will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. All caregivers are welcome to join us as we discuss what life is like with a new little one. We will take the time to explore things we can do with our little ones and introduce some Montessori ways for our little ones to begin to explore. We will have open parent discussion time to talk about, breastfeeding, sleep schedules, routines and more. This is a great opportunity for new moms to meet other new moms. Please no older siblings during this time. Per session - $18 Sign up for Tummy Time via our Class Page
Toddler Time This is a Mommy & Me class for littles 18-28 months of age. We will meet on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings from 9:00am - 10:30am. During this time we will observe our littles, model behaviors and explore new and fun ways to play with age appropriate toys using Montessori Methods and materials. Any caregiver is welcome. Each class will have circle time, play time, snack time as well as parent discussion time. Younger siblings up to 6 months are welcome. Classes per 6 week session - $180
Play Group Monday & Wednesday: AM Session - 9:30 am ~ 11:30 am Monday & Wednesday: PM Session - 1:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm New! Tuesday & Thursday: Midday Session - 10:45 am ~ 12:45 pm
Lunch Buddies (Monday & Wednesday) AM Session: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PM Session: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Enrichment Classes Mondays: 3:15 - 4:00 pm
2020 Winter Play Group
Play Group Monday & Wednesday: AM Session - 9:00 am ~ 11:00 am Monday & Wednesday: PM Session - 12:00 pm ~ 2:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday: Midday Session - 10:30 am ~ 12:30pm
New! Breakfast Buddies ($5 per day, Monday & Wednesday) AM Session: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Lunch Buddies ($8 per day, Monday & Wednesday) AM Session: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PM Session: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enrichment Classes ($13 per class) Mondays: 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Tuesdays: 12:30 pm - 1:15pm 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 & courtesy as well as self help and self-care skills. This is an integral part of our daily curriculum which encourages 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. She worked for 16 years for Catherine D. Nicolaides, MD a Developmental Pediatrician (and sister) assisting in all aspects of the practice. The knowledge she gained there played a great role in how she developed Moozie's and how she runs her classes. Aimee’s most accomplished, and favorite job is the role of “mom” to her three beautiful boys.
Play Group Admissions
Fall 2019 Our Play GroupMonday & WednesdayAM Session will meet from 9:30am - 11:30am. Our Play GroupMonday & Wednesday PM Session will meet from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Our Play GroupTuesday & Thursday Midday Session will meet from 10:45am - 12:45pm.
Winter 2020 & Beyond Our Play GroupMonday & WednesdayAM Session will meet from 9:00am - 11:00am. Our Play GroupMonday & Wednesday PM Session will meet from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Our Play GroupTuesday & Thursday Midday Session will meet from 10:15am - 12:15am.
Play Group is Now Available Year Round!
2019 Fall Play Group September 23rd - December 11th (No Play Group Oct 14th, Nov 5th, Nov 11th and Nov 27th) 2020 Winter Play Group January 6th - March 16th (No Play Group February 17 and 26th) 2020 Spring Play Group April 6th - June 22nd (No Play Group April 13th & 15th, May 25th & 27th New! 2020 Summer Play Group/Camp (six week session) July 13th - August 17th
Admissions Our classes are filled with a mixed age group of children 2.5-5 years. It is important that your child can communicate their wants and needs with us. Care is taken to ensure that we maintain a delicate balance in each group so that all children enrolled benefit from the experience. While we will make every attempt to accommodate all children, however, we do not guarantee admission. Our admissions process involves an interview with parents and child to insure you and your child will get the most out of our Play Group program. To begin the process, please fill out the form below. We will contact you soon thereafter to answer any questions you might have. We will host a parent seminar each session regarding various topics to help the caregivers have a better understanding of the Montessori way and how we communicate with the children during Play Group.
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 canceled due to inclement weather. Please check your emails as well as our home page on our website for updates. 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 annual registration fee of $115.00 is required for each enrolling child at the time of registration.
AM Session, PM Session or Midday Sessions The Play Group Program fee for one day a week is $350 - made payable in three (3) monthly payments of $116.66 The Play Group Program fee for two days a week is $700 - made payable in three (3) monthly payments of $233.33 (Three and Four Day Sessions also available, contact us for more information.)