Inspire Kids Montessori will host open houses the first Friday of each month from 9-11 a.m. to discuss the benefits of early education and announce a new Primary Program for ages 2-3 at the school, 4025 E. Chandler Blvd. The events begin March 4.
School officials said interest in Montessori education is growing after it was recently announced that the Royal Family’s Prince George was to attend a Montessori nursery in Britain.
“Parents are becoming more curious about Montessori education, and we’ve seen an increase in calls,” said Diana Darmawaskita, owner and director. “We want families to have the opportunity to observe our classrooms and ask questions. We think it’s humorous that the Royal Family has reignited so much interest in the U.S. for these programs, but we’re glad this has opened up the conversation.”
The Open House series will include tours of the campus, which features “Back-to-Nature” playgrounds, school gardens and increased security measures. Enrollment fee discounts will be given to families who register during the event. For more information or to RSVP, parents can call 480-659-9402.
Inspire Kids offers programs for ages 6 weeks through age 6 that focus on the individual development of the child in multi-age classrooms. Classes include instruction on reading, writing, math, science, music and movement and nature study. A program on basic computer skills is offered for ages 3 and older for an additional fee.
“Even our youngest students, infants and toddlers, benefit from Montessori activities and interacting with other children,” Darmawaskita said.
The school, which first opened in mid-2010, moved to its current location and larger facility after four years to accommodate its growth and enable it to extend its program offerings, officials said, adding with the exception of the new Primary Program there is a waiting list for other age groups.
Parents can visit the new Inspire Kids mobile and tablet accessible website at http://inspirekidsmontessori.com to learn more.