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A Message From Our Director

Like some many aspects of our present, Liberty Montessori is starting at the beginning, again after seven years. COVID-19 has impacted businesses in different ways, some closed permanently.

While we have been able to sustain and plan to regrow, to address the dearth of certified Montessori teaching staff, at this late stage of the school year, with Montessori tools and plethora of lesson plans, assessments, and experiences, we hired college graduates (Ms. Destiny) and post-graduates (Ms. Roma –education major) to guide our children’s learning. Ms. Ivonne now guides our early childhood classroom through June 2021.

Beginning at the beginning is difficult to get past when everything is constantly changing. Some children, especially those new to the Montessori classroom (or home for several months due to COVID) are still in the first stage of normalization. For these children, a simple request to find appropriate work may not be enough. In this case, we employ another strategy called gluing, whereby the teacher keeps a child close to her before inviting the child to find appropriate work. If the child is still wandering aimlessly around the Montessori classroom, or worse disrupting other children, the teacher/ guide will ask the child to join her for a brief while. When all else fails, we will seek our parent’s support.

Butterfly Classroom

During COVID, Ms. Ivonne will direct the butterfly classroom. Unless you have an emergency, you can reach her Monday through Friday after 4:45 p.m. Please email the front office with any questions or concerns.

Assessments Distributed

We ask parents to review their child's assessment, sign, and return it back to us. We keep these forms and pass them along to kindergarten schools who customarily request assessments.

We ask parents who wish to discuss these reports to email frontoffice@theplaceforlearning.org with a request for a parent meeting. We would schedule that meeting for a Monday or Tuesday afternoon after 4:30 p.m. (children not permitted to attend) by appointment only.

Emergency Kits

The week of December 7–11, 2020, we thought it important to focus on the emergency kits. In the event of an emergency, everyone in the school would either leave the building (such as in the case of fire) or move into our emergency safe area (such as needed for lock downs). In either instance, children would be supervised by staff and made to feel safe and comfortable.

In preparation for such emergencies (and praying we never have to experience one), parents provide to the school two (2) emergency kits. The kits should be provided in gallon-sized labeled zip lock bags. 

Each kit should include:

  • Water
  • If your child uses a bottle, a bottle and nipple
  • If your child is on a liquid diet, travel-sized ready to feed formula
  • Snacks (ready to eat)
  • A comforting (quiet) toy or stuffed animal
  • As needed, a diaper or pull-up
  • Travel-size wipes

Customarily we would remain in an emergency setting for an hour, until parents or safety personnel arrive. We are prepared with all parents’ contact information. Please bear in mind that during this time, we do not have access to your child’s coats or other belongings.