Arc-En-Ciel adds Montessori curriculum

June 22, 2007
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Courtesy Photo Pheroza Madon, Montessori Consultant at Arc-en-Ciel Day Care, helps Clare Malhotra choose her work during a private open house for parents.

Arc-En-Ciel adds Montessori curriculum

MOSS HILL—Arc-En-Ciel Day Care, Inc., a daycare and preschool located at 61 Rockwood St. on the Jamaica Plain/Brookline border, has announced that it will add a Montessori curriculum to its program. The center has been serving the communities of JP, Brookline, Chestnut Hill and greater Boston for more than 12 years
Executive Director Linda C. Valentin cited the similarities between the philosophy of her school, which is a French bilingual program, and the Montessori approach to early childhood education.


“Maria Montessori’s philosophy follows the main theories of child development and cultivates intellectually well-rounded children,” said Valentin. “Our Montessori program embraces language, diversity and self-discovery in a warm, loving, fun and safe environment. This method is a perfect fit for our staff, children and parents.”
The Montessori method strives to create learning environments that foster fulfillment of a child’s highest potential spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Arc-en-Ciel’s Montessori Director Pherooz Karani has had Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori training in both the Infant-Toddler program (ages birth to 3) and Primary program (ages 3 to 6). She holds a bachelors degree in early childhood education and is certified. In addition, Arc-En-Ciel is working with a Montessori Consultant to ensure a stellar program is developed.
Senior staff and program coordinators hold masters degrees in early childhood education (ECE) and psychology. Instructors are Office for Child Care Services-certified and trained in ECE, health and safety. In addition, all staff are receiving training in the Montessori method, curriculum and philosophy.
Arc-En-Ciel, which also has a location in Natick, offers programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers designed to promote social, intellectual and emotional experiences that help children reach their potential.
“We understand that the rising cost of living is making it imperative for parents to work,” Valentin continued, “and we understand how critical a high-quality, safe and well-regarded environment is for their children.
Arc-en-Ciel is French for rainbow.
For more information about the new Montessori program or Arc-En-Ciel and its programs, visit www.arcencieldaycare.com or contact Karni or Valentin at 522-0640.
From a press release.

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