APPLE BLOSSOM MONTESSORI

Montessori based family daycare.

License # 259548

For a tour CALL - 240-394-9440.

"The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind." Dr. Maria Montessori   

Welcome to Apple Blossom Montessori Family Daycare!

My name is Olga, and I am the owner and Montessori certified teacher at our family daycare. I have been passionate about teaching since I was a child myself. After graduating from the university with a degree in teaching, I continued my career as a nanny, teacher, and language instructor in the United States.

In 2013, when my first daughter was born, I became fascinated with the Montessori philosophy and its outstanding pedagogy. I received my AMS certification in Montessori Early Childhood education through Montgomery Montessori Institute in 2015 and worked as a lead teacher at Village Montessori School for many years. My second daughter's birth in 2021 inspired me to open my own Montessori school at my home.

As a lifelong teacher and passionate advocate of the Montessori philosophy, I bring valuable teaching experience, creativity, and good communication skills to my classroom. I believe that children learn best through hands-on experiences, and I provide a variety of activities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and creativity. I am enthusiastic, patient, and organized, and I love to sing and create art projects with children. I strive to create an environment where children feel safe and loved and can become independent explorers, critical thinkers, and good members of the community.

"The hand is the instrument of intelligence. The child needs to manipulate objects and to gain experience by touching and handling." Dr. Maria Montessori 

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Montessori inspired daycare

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10-month program Sept - June

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Ages - from 2 to 5

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Snacks and lunches included

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Montessori certified teacher

"The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six." Dr. Maria Montessori

Our Montessori program is for 10 months from September to June.

Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis and the space is only for 8 children from age 2 to 5.

Enrollment Process:
  1. Schedule a visit: We encourage families to visit our daycare center and see our program in action. This is an opportunity for you to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and ask any questions you may have. Please call Olga to schedule a tour - 240-394-9440.
  2. Submit a $50 non-refundable application: After your visit, you can submit an enrollment application. We will review your application and contact you to schedule an interview.
  3. Interview: During the interview, we will discuss your child's needs and goals, and how our program can support them. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any remaining questions you may have.
  4. Acceptance: If we determine that our program is a good fit for your child, we will offer you a spot in our daycare. Once you accept the spot, we will send you all the necessary forms and information for enrolling your child.

"The aim of education is to allow the child to develop into a complete human being with a sense of wonder and a love for life." Dr. Maria Montessori 

Practical Life

Practical Life is crucial in Montessori, fostering independence, coordination, concentration, order, and responsibility. It uses familiar objects like utensils, cleaning tools, and dressing frames, to teach life skills such as pouring, scooping, cutting, washing, and buttoning.

Sensorial

The materials in the Sensorial Area are designed to isolate specific sensory qualities, such as color, shape, texture, size, weight, and sound. Materials include the pink tower, color tablets, sound cylinders, and more. Each material offers a unique sensory experience for the child.

Language

Real-life materials and activities are essential for language development in the Montessori method. Our language area offers sandpaper letters, moveable alphabets, picture cards, and story books to help children learn letter sounds, shapes, words, and sentences.

Math

The Math Area in the Montessori classroom is designed to provide children with a hands-on, concrete understanding of mathematical concepts. Materials are sequenced from concrete to abstract, beginning with the spindle box and number rods to teach numbers and counting. As children advance, they work with more intricate materials to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Science and Geography

In the Science Area, children explore the properties of materials and living things, and basic physics and chemistry concepts using magnets, prisms, and magnifying glasses. In the Geography Area, children learn about the physical features of the earth, cultures, and traditions worldwide using materials like globes and puzzle maps to develop spatial awareness.

"Education is the best weapon for peace." Dr. Maria Montessori 

Full Time

$1300/Month
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8am - 4:30pm
  • morning and afternoon Montessori work time
  • am and pm snacks and lunch included

Part Time

$900/Month
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8am - 1pm
  • morning Montessori work time
  • am snack and lunch included

"Free the child's potential and you will transform him into the world." Dr. Maria Montessori 

Daily schedule

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Arrival

free play, books, art

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Montessori Morning Work

independent work with the materials, snack is provided

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Circle Time

calendar, unit study, music, storytime

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Outside Time

free play at the beautiful playground or nature walk

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Lunch Time

homemade lunch is provided

12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Clean up

part time children go home

01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Nap time

all children have quiet time

02:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Afternoon Montessori Work

more work with Montessori materials (afternoon snack is provided)

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Outside time/Free Play

"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn." Dr. Maria Montessori 

Application

Health form

Emergency form

Medication administration form

Immunization certificate

Blood lead testing certificate

Calendar 2023-2024

Photo release

Things to bring

"Play is the work of the child." Dr. Maria Montessori 


  • 13423 Autumn Crest Drive, Mount Airy, Maryland, United States
  •  Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm