A DAY AT MTA
A day at MTA in a nutshell
MONTESSORI WORK TIME
Over long stretches of time, children independently choose shelf work that interests them. These activities are intentionally created by the teacher based on the development, the needs and the unique interests of the children, creating excitement and a love for learning. Children select activities of choice that they find both meaningful and challenging, allowing them to increase their self confidence and independence through the purposefully designed activities and materials.
During this work period, there is minimal distractions and interruptions, developing a child's sense of order, expanding concentration levels, practicing coordination skills, and becoming more independent. Additionally, during this time, the guide gives individual lessons to each child, based on the child's current developmental needs and where they are holding academically.
Although most of the day is child led, the guides provide an opportunity for the children to take part in various STEAM related group activities surrounded by the weekly theme, Parsha, or upcoming Chag.
MORNING AND AFTERNOON MEETINGS
The children and guides meet each morning and afternoon for daily davening, learning the weekly Parsha, themes and upcoming Chag.
The children at MTA spend a large portion of their day in our outdoor classroom, exploring, engaging in imaginative play, building with our open ended materials, developing their gross motor skills and strengthening their social skills.
Most days, the guides provide an opportunity for the children to take part in a group STEAM activity surrounded by the weekly theme, Parsha or upcoming Chag.
All the children meet for various enrichment classes on a weekly bases, included in the monthly tuition.
Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation with Yogi Froggies
Music and Movement with a Robin
Animally: A weekly program in which the children meet a live animal and have the opportunity to hold and feed it, while learning about the environment it lives in, how it survives, the kind of care it needs and the food it eats.
Nature Classes and Gardening with Savta Rachel (on occasion)
Although there are set meal times here at MTA, the children have the ability to eat throughout the day as their bodies feel hungry.
During meal times, the children refine their fine motor skills serving themselves.
Snacks are provided for all children.
We offer an optional hot lunch program for those who choose to participate.
We are a peanut free facility.
All dairy products are Chalav Yisrael.
All meat products are Glatt Kosher.
Montessori Torah Academy will require all foods and snacks sent to school to be certified kosher in accordance with the Kashrut laws and standards.
Montessori Torah Academy only allows approved Kosher certification organizations on premises, such as the OU, OUD, RCC, OK, OKD.
The children are offered an opportunity to rest between the times of 11:30/12 - 3pm. Here at MTA we respect the children's personal rights and therefore do not wake the children for any reason.
Pack and Plays or Cots are provided for all children, depending on their age and state licensing regulations.