As you search for a private Montessori school that is a good fit for your child, you may be focused on factors like curriculum, classroom design, and student-to-teacher ratio. These are all important factors to consider. However, there are also some logistical elements of your child’s education that you need to consider as you look at Montessori programs. One of the easiest factors to overlook during your search is what happens before and after school. Some Montessori schools offer before and after school care which can be a major benefit for families that cannot make the regular drop off and pick up times.
Who can benefit from a before and after school care program?
If you work in a job that requires you to be there before school starts and get finished after school is over, then you need to consider before and after school care for your child. Any family that has a schedule that does not align with a typical school day can benefit from a before and after school care program. Not all Montessori schools offer this type of program. In the Bay Area, Fountainhead Montessori School has multiple campuses that offer before and after care for students.
Why look for a Montessori school that offers before and after school care?
Why look for a Montessori school that offers before and after school care? Logistically, it is simply easier to have your child in before and after care at the same place he or she attends school. You only have to pay for one place and your child does not have to be moved at any point during the day. In addition, your child will benefit from the consistency of having a Montessori setup in before and after care similar to the one he or she experiences in the classroom.
What to expect to spend on before and after school care at a Montessori school
Before and after school care comes with a cost – whether you choose a place outside of your child’s school or choose a Montessori program that offers this type of care. Fountainhead Montessori School publishes the prices of before and after care for each campus online. You can take a look at the information on the campus you are considering to learn the exact costs. Fountainhead Montessori School has a maximum monthly rate for before and after school care that you will not exceed. The maximum monthly rate will help you in your budgeting process throughout the year if your child goes to before and after care.
Sending your child to before and after school care at the Montessori program he or she attends is easier logistically and can provide your child with life-long benefits. Not all Montessori programs offer before and after school care. In the Bay Area, Fountainhead Montessori School is one of the schools that offers a top-notch before and after care program. Reach out to the staff at Fountainhead Montessori School or visit the school website to get detailed information about the before and after school care program.