Summer & Break Sessions
We offer fully-implemented Montessori education and child care at Community Montessori Columbus (CMC) 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.
In the summer of 2021, we plan 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. Both of the trained Montessorians that lead our Children's Houses during our School Year Session plan to spend the 2021 Summer Session continuing to lead their Children's Houses. Programming will follow the fully-implemented Montessori framework of the School Year Session with summer friendly adjustments, like additional time outdoors.
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 16 days:
Fall Family-Guide Conference Day (November 9th for Children's House East; November 20th for Children's House West)
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 25th)
All Non-holiday Weekdays over Winter Break (December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, & 30th).
Spring Break (April 2nd 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.