TYPICAL SESSIONEach day is unique
Children attending Steppingstone Montessori School engage in traditional Montessori activities. The largest portion of each day finds the children working individually and/or in small groups. The children receive lessons from several interest areas. These areas include Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Science and Nature, Geography and Culture and Art.
The children spend a smaller portion of each day in large group activities and outdoors. Large group activities include music, grace and courtesy lessons, physical education, and other community building activities.
Welcome to Steppingstone Montessori School !
Steppingstone Montessori School is a privately owned, non - sectarian pre-school and Kindergarten.
The school is registered with the Illinois State Board of Education and and has been granted Full Member School status by the American Montessori Society.
Our Toddler Program is licensed with DCFS. Montessori trained Directresses staff the school. The school uses an adult/child ratio of 1 to 10 in all of its classes. Steppingstone Montessori School has been in operation since 1989. Donna Johnson is founder and owner of the school.
Steppingstone Montessori School is located at 101 South Beck Road in Lindenhurst (the corner of Valley and Beck). The 3 to 6 year old classes occupy the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church. The Toddler Program occupies a classroom in the east wing of the building.
Donna Johnson, Morning Children's House Directress
Martha Chilicki, Morning Assistant
Tina Folinazzo , Morning Assistant
Valerie Teipel, Toddler Directress
Alicia Keys, Toddler Assistant
Peggy Sisler, Afternoon Children's House Directress
Marcia Irving, Afternoon Assistant
Paula Folinazzo, Business Administrator
Toddler Program ( 20 months - 36 months) 8:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
The Toddler Program serves the developmental needs of children 20 - 36 months old. Parents may choose a two, three, four or five day option for their children. Children enrolling in the Toddler Program must be 20 months of age by September 1st of the academic year for which they are enrolling. Toddler program students need not be potty trained.
Children's House (three - six years) 8:30a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Children 3 through 6 years old are enrolled in the Children's House Program. There are several program options. Children may attend two, three, four, or five half-days and are enrolled in either the morning or afternoon sessions. The Pre-school/Kindergarten classes consist of children mixed in age. The younger children learn from the older children, and the older children reinforce what they have learned by "teaching" their younger classmates. Children in the 3 to 6 class must be toilet trained.
Extended Day (three - six years) 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Extended Day option is available to children enrolled in the Children's House program, three, four or five days a week.
Before & After School Care (3-6 years) 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Call for details.