Ashland Community Preschool is a Montessori-based, parent owned cooperative preschool located in the basement of the Center. We use the Montessori teaching method* to provide a stimulating and enjoyable experience for two-and-a-half to five-year-olds.
Our organization is a volunteer, parent owned cooperative preschool. By enrolling your child you become a working partner and member of the Ashland Community Preschool. As a member of the co-op, you have the chance to witness your child’s preschool memories and development with your own eyes. We are licensed with the Commonwealth of Virginia and welcome children of any race, religion, nationality and ethnic origin.
We have two classes. One class meets meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. This class is generally the younger of the two, but in line with the Montessori method, it is mixed ages and any child from 2 and 1/2 to 6 years old may be in this class.
The second class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. There is an optional kindergarten preparatory program from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for those children in the class who are pre-K.
Class sizes are limited to 16 students in the two-day class and 18 students in the three-day class. There are always 3 adults in the classroom, so ratios are kept low.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.ashlandcommunitypreschool.com/.
* The Montessori teaching method allows self-directed learning through hands-on manipulation. The classroom is arranged to encourage the children to move freely and develop at their own pace. Children are encouraged to do and learn for themselves whenever possible. They can make choices in various learning areas: including practical life, sensorial, math, language and science. The children are continually gathering information and processing it as they utilize the materials in the classroom. This freedom within limits helps to develop self-discipline, independence, a respect for others and a love for learning.