Early Childhood Education

Birth to 5 Early Childhood Program

In a partnership with Montessori Center of Minnesota, the Birth to 5 Early Childhood Program is offered year-round to Ames Lake Neighborhood resident parents and their children (0-5 years old) in the community room.

The program provides a chance for parents to come together with their young children in a prepared Montessori environment.  A Montessori-trained guide for children ages birth through six, leads sessions, with support from a Spanish translator.

Birth to 5 Early Childhood Program's goal is to provide a safe, welcoming place for families to share stories, ask questions, or express concerns about their children. Caregivers explore Montessori approaches to the home environment, sleep, nutrition, and independence, while they observe their children working in the prepared environment.