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Montessori Preschool

The Kenan Center Montessori Preschool program is one that offers multi-sensory, hands-on learning that is child-centered. The program is open to children ages 3-5. To learn more about the program and see our unique classroom environment, call 433-2617 to schedule a visit with school director, Jennifer Anzalone.

Be included on our donor tree!

We are so excited to share an opportunity to remember your child’s time at the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool. Our program has expanded with an additional classroom in the Arena this year. Please help us provide present and future Montessori students with new materials and unique experiences. By making a monetary donation your child/family will be honored by a personalized leaf displayed in the entryway tree of our new classroom. To donate to this campaign, click here.

Registration 2022-2023 School Year

Application forms may be requested by calling the Kenan Center Business Office or stop in during business hours. You can also download a current application here. We accept applications year round based on space availability.

2022-2023 Kenan Montessori Preschool Brochure

What is Montessori?

Montessori is a philosophy and method of education which emphasizes the potential of the young child and which develops this potential by using special teaching materials. Montessori materials help the child to understand what s/he learns by associating abstract concepts with concrete sensorial experiences. The young child internalizes concepts through movement, repetition, the use of their senses and the manipulation of concrete objects. Montessori provides a rich environment of well- structured tasks in a broad and far reaching curriculum.

The children are permitted freedom of choice within a stimulating environment with clearly defined limits. Children work individually as well as in small and large groups. They become absorbed by their chosen tasks and experience a deep, inner satisfaction in doing so.

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Kenan Center Scholarships

The Kenan Center offers scholarships that allow those in need the opportunity to participate in our programming. Contact the Business Office at 433-2617 to request a scholarship form, or click to download here.

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Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.