Primary (Preschool) Program

This program is designed for the child three to six years of age, including kindergarten. The child must be three before August 1st.

This program helps the child build a foundation for a life of creative learning. The Montessori prepared environment is filled with a sequence of activities ranging from simple to complex, leading to the development of order, self-discipline, concentration, initiative, coordination and independence. The core curriculum areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, History, Geography and Science are enhanced by activities in Art, Music and Movement.  Our Primary Program has a maximum of 20 children for the five day AM and All -Day classrooms and a maximum of 16 children for the three day AM program. Each classroom has two staff – one lead teacher and one assistant teacher.

Program Offerings:

  • 3 day AM (MTW): 9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
  • 5 day AM (M-F) :  9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
  • 5 day PM (M-F) : 12:45 PM- 3:00 PM
  • Full Day Preschool (M-F): 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  **Extended care is available 7:15 AM-9:00 AM & 11:30 AM-5:30 PM during the school year and is available to all students enrolled at Dubuque Montessori.
  ** All morning and afternoon classes include a daily snack.  Full Day Preschool Program includes lunch daily.