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 open with limited capacity, please see our Updated Safety Protocols

(828) 259-9880

1 School Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA