This program will utilize Montessori Methods that encourage children to learn through play in a mixed aged group of children 2 1/2 to 5 years. 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 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 are 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 program. 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. This summer she will begin her Montessori Training. Aimee’s most accomplished, and favorite job is the role of “mom” to her three beautiful boys.
Winter Play Group 2017 Admissions
Our Winter Play Group will meet every Tuesday & Thursday from 9:30am - 11:30am, and 1:00pm - 3:00pm beginning Jan 9th and ending March 29th.
Our Winter Play Group will take place from January 9th thru until March 29th. Our Spring Play Group will take place from April 10th thru until June 28th.
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. 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 the playgroup will be asked to be picked up.
Play Group Fee Schedule
A non-refundable registration fee of $100.00 is required for each enrolling child at the time of registration. In addition, the Play Group Program fee is $720.00 - made payable in three (3) payments of $240.00 due Jan 1st, Feb 1st. and Mar 1st. (The total cost of this 12 week program is $820.)