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Infant Program

6 weeks – 15 months

A nurturing environment concentrating on physical care and sensory/motor development.

Toddler Program

15-24 Months

Orientation to the structure/order concept of a Montessori environment.

2-3 Yr Old Program

18-36 Months

Introduction to the Montessori teaching materials, toilet training, and preparation for the social and
academic experiences offered in Preschool.

Preschool Program

3-6 Years Old

Complete Montessori environment emphasizing refinement of movement and academic growth.

Enrichment Program

5-6 Years Old

Prepares your child for the transition into a traditional classroom setting, engages and inspires students to seek life-long learning by offering continuing inspirational teaching and a focused curriculum.

Welcome to Parkview Montessori – Mt Prospect

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Park View Montessori School, located in Mt. Prospect in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs, strives to create an enriched environment so children are inspired to reach their highest potential using the Montessori philosophy of education. This fosters a strong sense of community and respect for self, others, and the environment, which builds a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of learning.

A Montessori environment is a community in miniature.  The children are expected to follow the rules established in that community.  This is not always an easy task for a pre-schooler. At this age, children believe that they are the center of the universe and everything revolves around their wishes and whims.  When they enter the Montessori environment, they quickly discover that they have to sublimate their wants and desires to those of the larger group.  In this way, they begin learning the important lessons of self-control, sharing, and good citizenship.

A child’s mind is their greatest gift to mankind.  Let Park View Montessori provide your child with the necessary tools to develop it to its fullest potential.

Parkview Montessori Goals

Order

Your child experiences an environment that is prepared with everything needed to develop orderly work habits, fostering task analysis, problem solving and decision making.

Concentration

Your child’s attention span will broaden and deepen, supporting good study habits.

Coordination

Your child will prepare the hand for writing and train the eye for reading. Large motor activities promote strength and grace.

Independence

Your child will learn to work without needing constant adult supervision. Self-sufficiency develops with everyday tasks like fastening clothes and preparing snacks.

Responsibility

Your child will have daily opportunities to learn about the importance of following through on choices and working on an activity to its conclusion. Experience leads to contributing to the community and helping others as needed.

Socialization:

Your child will have abundant opportunities to meet, interact, and make friends, and practice the skills that enable successful social give and take.

Academic Growth

Your child’s interactions with the environment encourage the development of vocabulary and reading skills, and the formation of math concepts.

Emotional Stability

Your child’s experiences lead to self-knowledge and a strong self-concept.

Self Control

Your child will develop inner discipline and composure.

“I can’t speak highly enough about Parkview Montessori. They have great staff and a very clean facility. I love how easily you can communicate with the administration and teachers and how compassionate and kind they are toward my child and I. My child used to suffer from social anxiety, picky eating and needed speech and occupational therapy and always needed help in doing basic skills like dressing up, going potty, or even eating. After I enrolled her in Parkview Montessori, my child is now a happy talkative child who communicates very well, independent, eats well, and knows how to independently dress and undress. She is always excited to go to school and always happy when I pick her up which brings me so much joy and comfort that she is in great hands.”

2021

Current Parkview Family
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“My brother and I attended Parkview in the late 80’s (through kindergarten) and had fond memories of our experience there. Fast forward ~30 years to when I was looking for infant/toddler care for my own daughter. I had just moved from the city where I had been using a nanny to care for my then 7-month-old. I was nervous about putting my daughter in daycare, especially during the pandemic. After visiting the brand-new establishment and speaking with the staff, I knew Parkview was the best place for my daughter. She has been in the infant room since August. I’m so pleased with the structure and activities offered at Parkview. The facility is brand new, beautiful, and clean. The class sizes are intimate, so baby gets socialization while keeping a strong teacher/child ratio. The staff truly care about the children and make the parents feel very looped in via open, proactive communication. I look forward to years ahead at Parkview and look forward to sending our second daughter (arriving this spring/summer) there in the next year or so.”

2021

Current Parkview Family
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“We transferred to Park View from a traditional daycare center and have been thrilled with the care and education they provide our preschooler. Staff longevity and training impressed us. There is very little staff turnover, and all lead teachers are certified in Montessori. Our child has made academic and social strides and comes home each day with a smile on her face. In addition to the quality learning and play environment, we could not be happier with their communications. The teachers and staff are responsive to questions and provide regular, clear communications about the school. This has been especially important to us during Covid-19. Park View is a great fit for our family, and we are so glad to have found it.”

2021

Current Parkview Family
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“If you’re looking for a welcoming school with a great educational/Montessori program, Parkview is for you! We transitioned to Parkview during COVID-19 19 and were so worried. How would we like a school that we couldn’t even see? Parkview went above and beyond to understand and validate parents and families, provide structure and a safe place for students, and continue offering an enriching curriculum. The teachers are amazing, and our two boys have excelled this school year. We are very fortunate to have discovered Parkview Montessori and look forward to our continued journey.”

2021

Current Parkview Family
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“Montessori was a part of our education growing up and one we wanted to continue with our children. We saw leaps and bounds with our daughter’s independence when she began at Park View. Our son joined Parkview in the infant room, and we can see him growing and learning with the same independence. We are so grateful for their teachers and overall experience.”

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Areas of Environment

Practical Living

Real life water activities like Dish Washing, Small Muscle Manipulative Exercises, Art, Individual Snack, and Line Time.


Sensorial

Material and activities developed by Dr. Montessori to educate and refine the senses, to become careful observers and strengthen judgement.

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Academics

LANGUAGE: Reading and Writing.
MATH: Concrete and Conceptual 1-10, Decimal System, Processes.
SCIENCE: World of plants and animals.
GEOGRAPHY: Study of our home the Earth.
HISTORY: The passing of time.
FINE ARTS: Experience music and visual arts.