Programs & Enrollment

Learn About Our Program Offerings

"Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but to so touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core."

Maria Montessori

American Montessori Society


Ages 3-6

Half Day

Days: Monday-Friday
Hours: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Open their awareness, establish their foundation.

Our Half Day friends enjoy a three hour morning work period, enough time to engage in meaningful individual and small group lessons, work with our engaging materials and make valuable social connections.  Snack is available for them to serve themselves as the feel they need it.  Our half day friends say goodbye during our “line time”, which is a perfect transition for them to move into the rest of their day.

Ages 3-6

Nature's Classroom

Days: Fridays from 1:00-2:00

In the serene and natural habitat and surroundings of life, the roots of their minds take shape. Their planes and edges develop.

Peaceful Child Montessori would like to begin a new initiative, Nature’s Classroom, as a part of our Montessori Preschool program.  We believe that time spent in nature is both necessary and beneficial to the development of the young child.  We recognize that this is something children are lacking in typical classroom settings, and feel strongly about providing opportunities for outdoor, nature based learning.

Peaceful Child would like to host this new program, Nature’s Classroom, at the Sannauk Forest Preserve as it is located in the community we serve.

This will take place on Fridays throughout the school year.  The students and staff at PCMA will conduct weekly Nature’s Classroom days, where the children’s learning will be conducted largely in nature.  The program will be conducted at the Sannauk Forest Preserve and based on the nature curriculum.

“A child more than anyone else is a spontaneous observer of nature.”

Marie Montessori

Summer Program

Summer Camp is an opportunity for children to become comfortable in their new environment and schedule and to begin to make social connections with the children who will become their learning community.  Summer Camp is less structured and includes ample time outside.

Parent Child Classes

Days: TBA
Hours: TBA

Nurturing the life you created within, now hand in hand.

This a Parent and Child class for parents and children ages 18-36 months.  In this class we will begin the Montessori journey with you and your young child. We will do this by integrating Montessori principles that you can use in your own own.



PCMA offers open enrollment year round. PCMA also offers advanced waitlist opportunity for young children who will become PCMA students.

We believe in creating the foundation and opportunity to nurture awareness.

PCMA is committed nature, providing sustainability not only to the children and their growing minds, but also to the environment. Please help contribute by completing our enrollment forms online and emailing them back.