Preschool Program


Preschool Montessori children learn by doing. Our classrooms feature beautiful materials that are the proper size for children of this age. Students use the concrete materials and their senses to explore the world. Children are guided by their teachers through the Montessori curriculum. As they are ready for a new challenge, new lessons are introduced and students are given the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned. Classroom materials grow just as our students do. Older children use the Montessori materials to explore the curriculum in more new and more advanced ways.

The 3-6 year old child experiences many periods of change. There is a transition to cooperative play and social interactions become more complex. Beginning skills in writing and reading are developed as children experience a language explosion. The foundations of math are formed and built upon as students transition from counting to lessons about adding and subtraction, fractions, and even multiplication.

The Montessori teacher provides appropriate lessons to support each child’s growth and budding capabilities as they go through changes in social and emotional, cognitive, and physical development.


The Montessori School for Young Children’s preschool program for children between the ages of 3 and 6 years of age offers morning, afternoon, or full-day options. Children may enroll for a three, four, or five day schedule though it is strongly encouraged for a child to be enrolled five (half or full) days to fully benefit from the Montessori methods.

Morning Preschool Program 8:45-11:45am
There is typically a 1-2 year wait for a child to be enrolled in this program.  Please submit a Wait List Application and its $25 fee to the Montessori School for Young Children office as early as possible for your child to be considered.

Afternoon Preschool Program 12:45-3:45pm
There are currently openings in our Afternoon Preschool Program for 3, 4, or 5 day enrollment for children transferring to MSYC from another Montessori program.  Please contact our office at 402-489-4366 to speak with our Director about enrollment in this program.

Full-Day Preschool Program 8:45am-3:45pm
It is important for parents to carefully consider their child’s daily routine before enrolling in our full-day program as there is not a scheduled nap time offered to students. There is typically a 1-2 year wait for a child to be enrolled in this program. Please submit a Wait List Application and its $25 fee to the Montessori School for Young Children office as early as possible for your child to be considered.

The Montessori School for Young Children offers Before Care and After Care Programs for families of preschool students who need additional hours of care for their child.

» Learn more about our preschool teachers here.


Non-discrimination Policy

The Montessori School for Young Children admits students of any race, color, religion, family composition, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, family composition, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarship and other school-administered programs.

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