Woodcreek Montessori School


A Place for Toddlers and Preschool

 
 

    The Woodcreek Montessori School is based on the philosophies of Maria Montessori.

The Montessori Method focuses on allowing a child to learn in a hands-on environment, that is custom-made to each child’s individual educational needs. Every month, we focus on several different educational concepts to enhance the learning process, so that the children are exposed to a fine array of curriculum hand picked for them.

Children work in the areas of Sensorial, Practical Life, Language, Mathematics, Science/Botany, Cultural Studies, Geography, Reading/Phonics, Music, and Gardening. Our classroom is split into two distinct areas; Toddlers and Preschool, so that both age groups can work on activities that are age-appropriate to their differing educational needs.

Organic meals & snacks are provided for the children. We choose organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables for each meal, never canned or frozen. We choose BST-free dairy products, and nitrate free meats. We do not offer the children any food items that include high fructose corn syrup artificial sweeteners, red or blue dyes, or hydrogenated oils. We can accommodate special meal plans.

Parents are able to enjoy the comfort of a safe In-Home School, with a separate classroom, in a small group setting. Our overall size is small compared with most childcare centers in the area.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have implemented protocol guidelines by the Community Care Licensing Division, follow closely the Placer County Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

Twice daily Touchless Thermometer Checks of students and staff.

Multiple times daily Handwashing & Sanitizing of children and teachers.

Daily Washing & Sanitizing of all educational materials in the Indoor Classroom and all picnic tables, chairs, and large equipment on the Outdoor Playground before children arrive.

Nightly UVC Light Room Sterilizers (2) run for 30 minutes on each side of the classroom, similar to ones used in hospitals.

All teachers wear Masks/Face Coverings in the Classroom and on Outdoor Playground.

Masks with Shields are used to change diapers and take children to the bathroom. All bathroom/changing table areas are sanitized between each child.

Windows are kept open during the day (weather permitting) to all fresh air into the classroom environment.

All meals are served Outside under a sheltered metal shade structure with fans. Extra tables and chairs have been added to spread out children eating their meals safely.

In the classroom we have a Dyson Glass HEPA room air purifier and humidifier with cryptomic technology to capture all volatile organic compounds. It removes 99.9% of all allergens and pollutions as small as 0.3 microns to improve our classroom air quality.

We also have a comprehensive Health & Sick Policy which you can access at the top of the page.


Wendy D. H. Spencer, is a Credentialed Montessori Teacher for Birth thru Three Years (through the National Center of Montessori Education, Sacramento, CA, 1996). She has been a Montessori teacher since 1996, and Director of her own Montessori School since July 1997.






                   2020-2021 begins our 24th School Year in Roseville, CA.


Wendy D. H. Spencer, Owner/Director.     

   Phone & Messaging: (916) 300 - 4515

School Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm


E-Mail: woodcreek.montessori@me.com               

  Lic #313609930 .  Copyright (c) 1997 Woodcreek Montessori School

Our Montessori Classroom

Within the Montessori environment, the child feels empowered to develop. The materials within the classroom are chosen specifically for the developmental level of the child. Self-contained activities are placed on low shelves, so that the child can easily utilize them. A small rug is provided to define the child’s personal space; one in which they can feel independent of others in their selection of materials. All aspects of the environment are inspected to ensure safety and security of the child being able to fully explore the classroom environment.

Our Outdoor Environment

Our Outdoor Environment consists of age-appropriate Playground Equipment set on Recycled Tire Playground Tiles that can withstand a 6 ft fall without injury. The outdoors provide a year round environment, for the children to explore. We also provide large shade umbrellas to protect the children’s skin from harmful sunburns and skin cancer.

Our Montessori Classroom.

“The development of the child during the first three years after birth is unequaled by intensity and importance by any other period that precedes or follows in the whole life of the child…There are many who hold, as I do, that the most important part of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when a man's intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed. But not only his intelligence; the full totality of his psychic powers.”                
            ~ Maria Montessori

Our Outdoor Environment.