Our Programs



For preschool children, the hand is the instrument of the mind and we prepare the environment of our preschool classroom with this as our guiding principle. In the classroom, children choose independently from carefully prepared materials in the curriculum areas of Math & Science, Language and Alphabetic Principles, Sensory & Motor Skills, Arts & Crafts or Practical Life Skills. 

Our teachers work one on one with children, introducing new materials or lessons as each child appears ready. In addition to working freely with the classroom materials, teachers and children gather as a group for Circle Time and Snack Time. 

Careful observation and guidance, nurture, and fun allow the children in our preschool program to grow in spirit, cognition, and self-discipline while parents and teachers work in cooperation toward these goals.  

Choose to attend as few as one or as many as five days per week. The preschool is in session for 36 weeks during the school year with breaks at Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break.  

Class is directed toward children from ages 3-5 years.  Enrollment is limited to 16 children.  Children must be 3 years old by August 1st and potty-trained to enroll in Preschool classes.

Morning Class:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:  9:15 – 11:45 am

Afternoon Class: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 11:45 - 2:15

These classes are designed to cater to the child who is ready to learn social and educational basics. Toddler Time is for children who are ready to learn and play together with their peers, guided by a teacher and parent helper. The primary focus is upon the development of social, gross and fine motor, language and self-help skills. The class consists of circle time, group experiences, guided free play, language and circle games, and snack time. 

Class is directed toward children from ages 2-3 years. Enrollment is limited to 7 children. Children must be 2 years old by August 1st to enroll in Toddler Time. The class is in session for 36 weeks during the school year with breaks at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break.

Days:       Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Time:        9:30 – 11:30 am

Please refer to our registration form for current pricing schedules.

President, Jen Rahde 

Vice President, Alisha Smith

Secretary, Amanda Clary

Treasurer,  Kimberly Barnes

Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Kolp

Anna-Marie Kay

Ms. Anna-Marie completed her early educational training in Ireland

at St. Nicholas College where she received her diploma in Montessori teaching. She came to America in 1986 when she came to work at South Suburban Montessori School in Brecksville, Ohio. She spent one year working in early education in Brussels, Belgium, and then returned to the United States - where she worked for over five years at the Children's House Montessori School in Northampton, Massachusetts.  She moved back to Ohio in 1999 with her husband and three daughters.

Sarah Cooper
Ms. Sarah completed her Bachelors of Education in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement from Ohio University. Since then, she has taught Kindergarten in Onslow County Schools in North Carolina, and first and third grade in Prince William County, Virginia. She moved to Ohio with her baby daughter and husband, then had her son soon after. She was a parent of Delaware Cooperative Preschool as well as a board member. She loves reading with children as well as reading for her own leisure. She loves singing and music of all genres.

Linda Hurley
Ms. Linda has much practical experience working with young children.  The mother of four daughters, Linda worked for 9 years with Storytime Learning Centers in Columbus before becoming a full time Mom.  Linda has continued to work extensively with children through Girl Scouts, her church and the Delaware City Schools. In addition to teaching Toddler Time, Linda also acts as the Office Manager for the school.