Extended Care

Bala House Montessori offers working families one of the best extended care programs on the Main Line and greater Philadelphia area. This nurturing and enriching program includes quality morning care from 7:45am until 8:30am and afternoon care from noon until 5:45pm.

Morning Extended Care

Children who are dropped off between 7:45am  and 8:30am engage in quiet activities as they prepare for their day. They can be found reading a book, working on a puzzle, or writing in their journal.

Montessori Extended Care Main Line Painting

Afternoon Extended Care

Bala House’s afternoon extended care program combines many of the practical life experiences found in our morning Montessori classrooms. Extended care children also enjoy outdoor play, science experiments, blocks, dress-up clothes, games, arts and crafts, story time, puzzles, theme-based learning projects, creative and imaginary play, and enriching group interactions.

While not all the extended care materials are typical of a Montessori classroom, the program is consistent with Montessori principles. Freedom of choice in activities is bounded by the responsibility to make positive, healthy, and safe choices individually and as a group.

Children bring their lunch. However, afternoon snacks are provided.

Examples of Extended Care Themes

September – Play House
October – Vet
November – Under the Sea
December – Museum
January – Fairytales
February – Post Office
March – The Wizard of Oz
April – Talent Show
May – June – Supermarket and Circus