Kindergarten Questions

This page is intended to answer your questions about the Kindergarten program at American Montessori, feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have.

  • Why should I choose American Montessori Kindergarten program for my child, compared to public schools or other programs? Exceptional AMI/AMS Montessori teachers. Unique 1 on 1 approach where the child is given individual attention that he or she deserves when they need it, yet let’s them explore and discover their own technique for solving problems. Proven results for the last 20 years. Professional fun loving environment for your child is offered throughout the day. This helps the child understand and gives them a sense of well being, preparing them for 1st grade, Gifted & Talented Programs, STEM and accelerated programs.
  • How long has American Montessori programs been established? We are in our 20th year. Our Kindergarten program is highly recommended by many parents who want to give their child the advantage later on. Our Teacher, Miss Zulekha has done a wonderful job for 15 of those years teaching your child, her stability and commitment can be seen in the progress of your child. In these years we have had many students graduate and these children are excelling in Gifted & Talented / STEM / public schools in Math, Writing, Reading, and Spelling Bees.
  • How will my child adjust coming to American Montessori? Since American Montessori is such a loving and caring environment, your child should transition quite easily as they enter American Montessori’s Kindergarten Program. Miss Zulekha will evaluate where they are academically and help ease them into our program and help them to gain confidence to succeed.
  • How will my child adjust to going 1st grade after attending American Montessori? Your child will have an excellent transition as they enter 1st grade after attending American Montessori with a confidence of knowing that they will succeed at anything they do. With this confidence they are sure to be ahead of most children in their same grade level and will continue to strive to exceed.
  • What is the food program at American Montessori?​ All students must bring food from home, this includes anything for breakfast, snack, lunch, afternoon snack and drinks.

    • Meal times are:

      Breakfast 7:00AM – 7:30AM
      Morning Snack at 9:30AM
      Lunch at 12:00PM
      Afternoon Snack at 3:00PM

  • What type of clothing should my child be wearing? Are there Uniforms? Currently we do not have a uniform policy. Children can wear comfortable simple play clothes. For shoes we ask that the shoes they wear are Velcro type shoes that cover their toes. No open toe sandals or flip flops, please. This protects their feet as well as assists the teachers in preparing the children for playtime, changing, etc.  Giving the teachers more time to spend with the children as a group.

  • How is the school kept clean and disinfected? When parents first walk into American Montessori one of the first things that they notice is how clean the school is. The table tops are cleaned before and after serving meals with a diluted bleach solution (According to state regulations). Shelves and materials are cleaned weekly. Any equipment or materials that have been in a child’s mouth, is disinfected right away. Teachers vacuum consistently throughout the day and the carpet is shampooed 4 times a year. Bathrooms are cleaned constantly throughout the day and then a final cleaning in the evening with diluted bleach solution. We strive to keep our school clean for you and your child.

  • What type of food can I bring for my child’s birthday? ​You can bring a small treat or cake to share with their child’s friends in their class, although this treat CANNOT be a homemade item, it must be store bought. (MN Dept of Health regulation).  You must also provide plates and utensils as well…and NO CANDLES are allowed. Please discuss with Miss Sandy before bringing anything, so we are aware. If you want to bring hats and party favors you may do this as well, but please discuss with the teacher before you do.

  • What are parents saying about American Montessori and its programs? Parents love our programs, because they give their children confidence and help them to succeed at whatever they do. You can see our parent reference section to read some of the letters from parents that we have received.