A nurturing space for children ages 2 through kindergarten
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 How to Enroll : Our Admissions Process

The process for enrolling at Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community is very easy. We want your experience in choosing a program for your child to be as tailored to you as our program is tailored to your child’s needs. There are three simple steps for our admissions process:

  1. Fill out a brief information sheet. You can do this over the phone or online by CLICKING HERE.
  2. Schedule a time to visit our program and meet out staff.
  3. If AMCC seems like a good fit for you, complete our easy application and have your child come for a brief visit. CLICK HERE to download the application.

Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community enrolls children at any point throughout the year based on available space. We bill monthly and provide a formal progress report every quarter.

Daily Schedule

Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community opens at 7:15 am, Monday through Friday, and ends at 5:45 pm. There are two drop-off times (7:15 and 8:30 am) and two pick-up times (3:30 and 5:45 pm), but the schedule is adaptable to an individual family’s needs.

Community Schedule Example:

7:15 am Community opens
7:15 – 8:00 am Earlytime (Independent work, help with chores, or eat breakfast brought by parents)
8:00 – 11:00 am Morning Work Period (Snack occurs on each child’s own schedule during this time)
11:00 – 11:15 am Community Circle
11:15 – 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 – 12:45 pm Outside Activity Time
12:45 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Work Period (Younger students nap until ready to join in work)
3:30 – 3:45 pm Snack
3:45 – 5:30 pm “Big Work” Activities*
5:30 – 5:45 pm Preparation for Home
5:45 pm Community closes
* Big Work Activities: This is a time in the day where older children may continue doing large, sophisticated work in the classroom. Alternatively students will have choices of group activities such as outside time, theater, group music, a planned physical exercise like yoga, gardening, or storytelling; individual activities such as building blocks, games, and silent reading; or quiet, contemplative time.

Annual Schedule

Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community uses a quarterly schedule for record keeping. The new quarters begin on September 15, December 16, March 18, and June 16. The program is closed on federal holidays, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve, and and at 12 noon on New Year’s Eve.

Tuition Information

Please feel free to contact Fred Catlin, Director of Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community, for the latest tuition information.  AMCC bills monthly with payments for each month due by the 25th of the previous month. The enrollment commitment extends month to month. The first full month’s payment is due at the time of the initial enrollment.

There are substantial discounts for siblings and children who stay for the kindergarten year. Please contact Fred Catlin for more information.

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