Daycroft Montessori School to Offer Flexible Schedules for Preschool Children

Ann Arbor, MI (May 12, 2009) – For the 2009-10 school year beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2009, parents of preschool children at Daycroft Montessori School’s Preprimary School on Oakbrook Drive in Ann Arbor will be able to arrange a flexible schedule for their children, mixing half-day and full-day sessions, as needed.

A child can, for example, attend a Daycroft preschool classroom for the full day on certain days of the week, and for a half day on other days. Daycroft allows a preschool child to attend from one to five full-day sessions during any given five-day school week.

Parents can pre-arrange the mix of full days and half days for every week of the entire school year, or for just a few weeks or months at a time. They can also adjust the mix of full days and half days from week to week, as their changing schedules demand.

Parents will be allowed to modify their preschool child’s schedule for an upcoming week by letting Daycroft know of the change at any time during the week before.

“Our goal,” said Michele Buchanan, Daycroft’s associate head of school, “is to give parents as much flexibility as possible in fitting their children’s preschool schedule to their own work schedules and personal schedules. This is especially important in an age when, in many households, both parents work outside the home, and not always on the same days of the week or during the same times of day.”

Per Buchanan, Daycroft piloted the flexible preschool scheduling concept during the 2008-09 school year, and received very positive feedback from parents. “We decided to make it a permanent option for parents beginning in 2009-10,” she said.

Preschool at Daycroft

In a Daycroft preschool classroom, a child takes the first steps toward discovering the joy of learning. The Montessori Developmental Aims – Order, Independence, Concentration, Coordination, Self-Confidence, and Discipline – are introduced at this stage, and continue to be emphasized throughout the child’s Daycroft education.

Daycroft begins accepting children for preschool at a minimum age of 33 months. The preschool curriculum at Daycroft focuses on practical life, sensory education, language arts, mathematics, and creative play.

View information on preschool at Daycroft Montessori School »

About Daycroft Montessori School

Daycroft Montessori School is one of Washtenaw County’s leading independent schools. It began as a preschool program in 1968. Since then, Daycroft has grown to include a full-day kindergarten program, an elementary school program through 6th grade, before-school and after-school care, summer camp programs, and enrichment classes.

Daycroft Elementary School (grades K through 6) and Daycroft’s administrative offices are located at 1095 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Phone: (734) 662-3335.

Daycroft Preprimary School (preschool and kindergarten) is at 100 E. Oakbrook Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Phone: (734) 930-0333.

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