Trulove Montessori is open M-F 7:45am-6:00pm. Our school year follows AISD and in addition we offer a summer camp. We understand the need for flexible schedules so Trulove offers full time and part time schedules.
The mission of Trulove Montessori is to provide a nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop while adhering to the principles of Montessori.
Founded in 2009 Trulove Montessori is centrally located in Austin, TX. Our director and lead guide, Deesha, is a third generation AMI Montessori guide. Our small intimate school allows not only close student-teacher relationships but close relationships with families as well. In addition to one lead guide, Trulove is staffed with two assistant guides as well as an after school teacher.
Our Daily Schedule
|8:30-9:15||outside play time|
|9:15-9:30||come inside, change shoes, morning yoga|
|9:30-11:45||Montessori work cycle|
|12:30-12:45||clean up, afternoon yoga|
|12:45-1:00||set up for nap|
|2:30||pack up, afternoon departure|
|3:15-3:30||transition to inside, shoes changed get ready for afternoon snack|
|3:30-6:00||afterschool activities in afterschool area|
Our mornings start off outside. Upon arrival the children are greeted in the play yard where we engage in free play, group activities and gardening. Shortly after we retreat to the school house where our Montessori work cycle starts. During this time the children may work alone, in small groups or pairs. They will also work with the guide as well. Examples of "work" in the Montessori classroom are: cutting fruit, folding laundry, building the pink tower, working with the sandpaper letters or building great mathematical equations using the decimal beads.
The classroom is an extension of a home and functions in a similar manner. When the children start at Trulove. We first introduce them to the area of Practical Life. It is through these materials they they learn to put their belongings away as well as order and sequence. The area of Practical Life also sets the foundation for all the other materials in the classroom. At Trulove you will see children helping themselves to snack when they are hungry, instead of having to wait for a set time or fetching a mop when water spills and independently cleaning it up.
To close our mornings the children and staff meet for a gathering. Stories, meditation and yoga are all done during our morning gathering. Following gathering the children have lunch and a rest time.
On Wednesday Mornings, Trulove Montessori offers music class from 9-9:45 with Laura Freeman. Laura incorporates music with movement, for a fun filled 45 mins. Laura has been with Trulove since we opened in 2009. Laura is also part of Hey Lolly Productions. To find out more about Laura and Hey Lolly, please visit her website. www.heylollyproductions.com
Every Thursday morning Spanish Class is offered to the children from 9:00-9:30am, with Mariposa Spanish School for kids. The children build on their Spanish vocabulary through stories, songs, games, and more. To find out more about Spanish class please visit www.mariposasspanish.com
Friday morning Trulove Montessori offers soccer classes through the Texas superstar soccer from 9-10am.Texas superstar soccer's low teacher to student ratios, positive reinforcement and letting children grow at their own rate, fits perfectly with the TM philosophy.
We look forward to working with you and your child!