The Montessori Kids Universe Difference….
Montessori Kids Universe offers a franchise child care opportunity with a variety of learning experiences utilizing the Montessori curriculum. A Montessori Kids Universe school offers year-round; rolling admissions, with half and full-day options. The primary goal of the Montessori program is to help each child reach his/her full potential in all areas of life. The environment is carefully prepared; with specific materials. The goal is to prepare children to become life-long learners and to promote the development of social courtesies, emotional growth, physical coordination, as well as cognitive preparation for future academic endeavors.
The holistic curriculum, under the direction of a Montessori trained teacher, allows the child to experience the joy of learning, time to enjoy the process; organically developing self-esteem.
The first task a child learns when he / she comes to the Montessori classroom is the concept of order. The children learn that materials belong on the shelf at a specific place and after use; they are replaced. The teacher demonstrates this acting as the guide. When a child selects a task, he/she repeats the activity until he/she has mastered the task.
The classrooms offer a prepared environment that includes distinct areas where children learn concentration, order, sequence, and practical life skills.
The Practical Life area includes materials necessary for preparing and serving a snack, setting and clearing the table, sweeping, caring for plants and animals, dish washing, clothes washing, polishing, hand washing, window cleaning, and so on. These activities create a repetitive cycle, which helps the child establish patterns of order and sequencing; with the child experiencing the intrinsic joy of success and mastery.
The Sensorial Area allows children to use their senses to learn about the world. A child can learn to distinguish different heights, lengths, and weights, colors, sounds, smells, and textures.
Language activities and materials increase vocabulary and conversational skills, develop writing and reading skills; as children begin to grasp an understanding of grammar.
The Math, Geography, and Science areas provide the child with ideas for their intellectual development. Hands on experience with math materials give children clear, concrete impressions on which to build their own abstractions.
Social Grace and Courtesy is a very important part of our Montessori Kids Universe program. Children learn to respect each other, their teachers, parents, materials and the earth. Children who have conflicts are taught the concept of “peaceful resolution of conflict”; offering each other a “Peace Rose” upon resolution.
The classroom offers space for movement and individual work; as well as space for group activities. Children are given opportunities and freedom to choose work in the development of language, math, geography, music, sensorial, and practical life. A number of multi-sensory, sequential, and self-correcting Montessori materials facilitate learning.
The tasks are designed so that each new step is building upon what the child has already mastered, thus removing the negative experience of frequent failure. A carefully planned series of successes builds upon inner confidence, assuring the child that he can learn by himself. Since these are very real activities, each child becomes grounded in reality. Building the child’s self-esteem is the ultimate goal and this is accomplished through repeated successes. These confidence-building activities likewise contribute to the child’s healthy emotional development.
Through song and dance, and freedom of choice, the child has access to a variety of large muscle activities that offer opportunities to jump, climb, balance, crawl or skip. Children are allowed to make choices within the prepared environment in a safe space.
In addition to the Montessori curriculum, children participate in daily/weekly sessions of Yoga, Music, Baking, Art, Gardening. A foreign language is taught at each location. The Head of School will make the decision as to what language will be taught at his/her location but typically chooses Spanish, French or Mandarin.
The Premier Montessori Child Care Franchise in the U.S.
A unique hybrid; the MKU model offers a relatively low investment for entry; compared to other franchise models in the child care sector. Based on the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago; this philosophy places an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits and respect for a child’s natural development.
If you feel the intrinsic desire to be a part of engaging in a child’s growth and development, offering a unique and holistic curriculum, then a Montessori Kids Universe franchise opportunity may be the perfect fit. You will enter a world where memories are made on a daily basis, impacting the lives of the children and families you serve.
The Montessori Kids Universe Difference
Montessori Kids Universe; the premier Montessori child care franchise in the U.S., offers a unique franchise opportunity within the child care sector. Paying close attention to parent’s needs; the MKU model offers care to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Rolling admissions, offering half-day; school-day and full-day enrollments options are available. The holistic; Montessori curriculum where children learn by “doing” provides an exceptional learning experience for the child.
Our Methods Make the Difference
Authentically Montessori… Following and educating the whole child.
Core components include:
Math, Geography, Science
Social Graces and Courtesy
Art, Music, Gardening and Cooking
Multi-Billion Dollar Education Child Care Industry
A growing, multi-billion dollar industry! The child care education sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. Families continue to choose to enroll their children in child care programs; with an increased demand for Montessori Schools. Many Montessori schools have long wait lists, due to the unique curriculum and impressive academic growth.
Get Up and Running Quickly!
Unlike other child care franchises; there is no need to purchase land and spend huge sums of money on building plans and time consuming approvals for construction. We work with you to choose the right location; with a variety of proven building types and possibilities. Not only is there a much lower financial barrier of entry; you will be up and running in a few short months; not years!
Training and Support
Montessori Kids Universe is committed to your success! Our experienced; corporate support team will train you and your staff before, during and after your grand opening. With over 25 years of experience; successfully opening and operating more than 17 schools; we provide support and training; covering all areas of operations. We will be with you every step of the way preparing you for school ownership.
Site Selection Assistance
Our real estate arm will work with you to find the right location for your school; ensuring the demographics are compatible for the Montessori Kids Universe school model.
Marketing and Sales
We have developed marketing tools and materials to assist you in generating enrollment and retention of students. We will provide assistance in marketing the school prior to opening and will train and support you after ribbon cutting.
Once you have decided to explore the child care sector as a franchise opportunity; contact us. We will provide the answers to your questions and provide as much information as possible to assist in your decision making process. There are no commitments by taking this first step.