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Amherst Montessori School

27 Pomeroy Lane, Amherst, MA

Starting at $1850/mo

Amherst Montessori School is a warm and supportive community that fosters a lifelong love of learning. Our teachers skillfully guide and challenge children toward confidence, independence, leadership, and compassion. Children six months through sixth grade build powerful connections in mixed-age classrooms through thoughtfully-prepared, experiential learning.

Infant and Toddler Programs:
With a ratio of one adult to three infants, each child receives personalized attention and age-appropriate socialization.

The classrooms are home-like with delightful, natural materials, child-sized wooden furniture, clean surfaces, soft soothing music, and lovely plants in order for children to feel safe, cared for, and loved in their ideal home away from home.

The room is comforting and warm with care being taken to provide supportive, calm stimulation to enhance the development of the young child. The classroom focuses on two basic needs of infants and toddlers a connected relationship between adult and child and the development of the child's growing sense of self and independence. The simplicity and aesthetic order of our classrooms support safe discovery of the world as the child explores the environment.

The Infant classroom is designed for children ages 6 - 15 months. The Young Toddler classroom is for children 10-24 months. The Toddler classroom is for children 18-33 months. Additionally, Amherst Montessori School offers preschool, kindergarten and elementary programs.

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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Amherst, MA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Amherst, MA. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Amherst, MA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Amherst, MA?
When you begin looking for preschools in Amherst, MA ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Amherst, MA.
How can I find a preschool near me in Amherst, MA?
There are currently 11 preschools in Amherst, MA on and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Amherst, MA who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.