Program Description

We aim to create a program inclusive of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, religions, and ethnic origins, and with inclusion of special needs whenever possible. Our goal is to create a prepared environment in which children's individual needs and interests guides their experiential learning.

West Location:

  • The Toddler Room has 12 children ages 18 months - 2.5 years old, with 3 Montessori Guides each day

  • 1 classroom with 5 children ages 2.5 - 4 years old, with a Montessori Guide each day

  • 3 classrooms with 9-10 children ages 2.5 - 6 years old, each a Montessori Guide

  • We also have at least one school-wide floater everyday

East Location:

  • The Toddler Program has 12 children ages 18 months - 2.5 years old, with 3 Montessori Guides each day

  • 1 classroom with 17 children ages 2.5 - 6 years old, with 2 Montessori Guides each day

  • We also have at least one school-wide floater everyday

  • This location will grow into 3 more classrooms in the years to come; 2 more Primary rooms and an additional Toddler room.


Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM: MLC opens

  • 8:00 AM: Three more teachers have arrived

  • 8:30 AM: All teachers have arrived and are in classrooms beginning the day

  • 8:30-11 AM: Children are with their primary teacher(s). Each classroom has an individual program: e.g. Circle Time followed by children pursuing individual works and teacher-directed lessons.

  • 10:30 AM: Toddlers go outside

  • 11:00 AM: Toddlers return indoors for hand washing and lunch preparation. 3-6 children rotate outside.

  • 11:30 AM: 3-6 Children return inside for hand washing and school-wide lunch.

  • 12:00 PM: Dismissal for ½ students and Toddlers begin naptime and 3-6 begin rest time

  • 1:00 PM: 3-6 resters begin to wake and go outside

  • 1:45 PM:  All 3-6 children return to the playground

  • 2:00 PM: Story time for the Stay Late children and Toddlers wake and go outdoors

  • 2:30 PM: Second dismissal Toddler and 3-6

  • 2:30-4:20 PM: After Care: art, gardening, puppets, plays, stories, music, dress-up, etc.

  • 4:30 PM: MLC closes

MLC is temporarily closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, please feel free to reach out via email for further information.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all your donations in support of MLC teachers! 

As of May 1, 2020, any further donations will be reserved to help families affected by COVID 19 cover tuition costs once MLC reopens.

(828) 259-9880

1 School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA