At the March Board meeting, the Greenwood School District 50 Board of Trustees voted to rename the Early Childhood Education Center to the Early Childhood and Montessori School. The name change was made due to the Montessori program relocating to the Greenwood Early Childhood Center beginning the 2021-2022 school year.
“The Early Childhood Center currently serves K-4 students in our school district,” Superintendent Dr. Steve Glenn stated. “We are in the process of moving K-4 students back to the elementary schools. Our district’s Montessori School will be housed at ECC beginning next school year.”
“In an effort to continue to strengthen our Montessori program, we have made the decision to relocate the program to the Greenwood Early Childhood Center beginning next school year,” Director of GT & Choice & Magnet Programs Julian Gale stated. “This will allow a renewed focus and a
n opportunity for future growth of the program.”
The Montessori program is a hands-on, individualized approach to learning that is success oriented. Children are taught in a multi-age classroom and remain with the same teacher for 2-3 years. Montessori teachers are specially trained facilitators who guide students to explore their world and think creatively.
Current Montessori students will not need to reapply to attend the Montessori program at the Greenwood Early Childhood Center.