Summer and Break Sessions
We offer fully-implemented Montessori education and child care at Community Montessori Columbus during the regular School Year following a schedule compatible with the Columbus City Schools (CCS) calendars. We began our first School Year Session on January 6th this year and our last day of school will be May 22nd. Please see our Calendar & Daily Schedule page for full details of our School Year calendar.
In addition to the fully-implemented Montessori experience we offer during the regular School Year, CMC will offer Summer and Break Session child care from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM most normal business days CMC and CCS are not in session.
Our first ten week Summer Session will begin on June, 1st, 2020 and conclude on August 7th, 2020 and will be open to both currently enrolled families and those new to CMC. Children may begin and end their Summer Session on any day, however, fees will only be prorated by the week and no prorating will be possible for absence between a child's first and last day of Summer Session.
Break Session child care is also offered by the day. Families of currently enrolled children 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:
over our Spring Break (this year, from April 10th through April 17th)
on our Spring Family Guide Conference Day (this year, on May 11th)
on our Fall Family Guide Conference Day (this year, on November 9th)
on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (this year, on November 25th)
on all non-holiday weekdays over Winter Break (this year, on December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th).
All Summer and Break Sessions at CMC will be staffed, to the greatest extent possible, by regular, full-time School Year 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.