Prairieland Montessori – Eco-friendly
The children at Prairieland Montessori spend their days in an eco-friendly environment that is free of toxins, offers organic foods and emphasizes healthy living.
We spend outdoor time at the playground or exploring the neighborhood and beyond through fun, educational field trips. A seasonal organic vegetable garden is planted in containers on the sidewalk to teach the children where their food comes from. Children can participate in flower planting in the neighborhood as well.
Classrooms are outfitted with light colors and cozy furnishings in eco-friendly, non-toxic finishes. Montessori materials and play equipment in natural materials and free of all but the safest plastics are used throughout.
Art and science areas use natural materials to foster deeper understanding of our world. Our library is filled with books to build young imaginations. Music, yoga and movement make up integral parts of the curriculum.
A fully-fitted kitchen with Energy Star appliances provides nutritious yet delicious, organic snacks for the children. An organic hot lunch is brought in daily from a locally sourced caterer. The children are encouraged to participate in helping at meal times and clean-up activities.
All organic sheets and blankets are used for naps. Organic hand soap and recycled paper supplies are used throughout the facility. Only non-toxic cleaning supplies are used for a healthy indoor environment.
Prairieland Montessori – Copyright 2013-2017