Early Childhood & Kindergarten

An Early Childhood student makes a pin-punched map

Early Childhood (3-4 year olds): Monday-Friday 8:30-12:00 or 3:00pm

Kindergarten (5 by Sept. 1st): Monday-Friday 8:30-3:00

*with Before School Care available from 7:45-8:30am.

Our Early Childhood and Kindergarten programs are open to children ages 3-6 years with a 5-Day Option only.  
Explore our Extended Care page to learn more about our After School Care program. Early Childhood students transition to the After School building at 3:00pm. The After School pick-up time options are 4:00pm or 6:00pm.  

Children at this stage learn through exploration and discovery using all five senses. Through the joy of discovery, the children develop practical skills to build independence, hone observation, and further early language and math abilities. Early Childhood students also receive special lessons from Dragonfly Nature Program and from a trained Montessori bells teacher. Children in Kindergarten begin working with our Reading Specialist, Art Teacher, Spanish Teacher, and Yoga Teacher in regularly scheduled "Specials" classes.

Read more about the Early Childhood & Kindergarten Program Application Requirements


See what recent alumni enjoyed most about their experience in Montessori School of Durham’s Early Childhood program.

An Early Childhood student practices a spelling work.
An Early Childhood student works with sensorial materials to practice math.
An Early Childhood student works with a practical life screwing work.