Summer & Break Sessions
We offer fully-implemented Montessori education and child care at Community Montessori Columbus during our School Year Session following a schedule compatible with the Columbus City Schools (CCS) calendars. Please see our Calendar & Daily Schedule page for full details of our calendars. In addition to the fully-implemented Montessori experience we offer during our School Year Session, CMC offers Summer and Break Session child care from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM most normal business days CMC and CCS are not in session.
We will be reopening for a short 2020 Summer Session with limited group sizes on July 28th. This 18 day session will conclude on August 20th. It will be open to currently enrolled families, returning families, and those new to CMC, as availability permits. Children may begin and end their Summer Session on any day, however, because of the limited length and small group size of our Summer Session this year, we ask all families to commit to paying fees for the entire session in order to reserve enrollment.
In the summer of 2021, we hope to offer a 10-week Summer Session from June 7th through August 13th. This session will offer rolling enrollment as availability allows and fees will be prorated by full or partial week of attendance.
Break Session child care is offered, scheduled and invoiced by the day. Families of children enrolled in our School Year Session will be asked to sign up for Break Session child care a few weeks ahead of time and child care will be provided according to demand. We will offer Break Session child care on the following 14 days:
Fall Family-Guide Conference Day (November 9th)
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 25th)
All Non-holiday Weekdays over Winter Break (December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, & 30th).
Spring Break (April 2th through April 9th)
Spring Family-Guide Conference Day (April 26th)
All Summer and Break Sessions at CMC will be staffed, to the greatest extent possible, by regular, full-time School Year Session staff including Montessori trained guides. Additional Summer Session only Assistants will be hired, as necessary. Our Summer and Break Session child care will follow Montessori best practices and be structured similarly to our Extended Care options. We will remain true to CMC's mission with a consistent five-day-a-week schedule, a homelike environment with plenty of time outdoors, and opportunities for children to develop independence and a sense of community.