FAQ

General:

Who runs the Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center? 

The Montessori Academy is a partnership between Georgia College and the Baldwin County Board of Education. The Montessori Academy provides much needed early childcare for Board of Education and Georgia College families, while also creating a learning lab for students at Georgia College.  

Where is the Montessori Academy located?

The Montessori Academy is housed in the Early Learning Center at the Board of Education.  The physical address is 100 North ABC Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061.  (Google Link)

Can I take a tour of the Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center?

Yes!  Check back to find out when the next open house will be offered.


Tuition:

What is the application fee?

A $25 application/space reservation fee is required at the time of application.  The fee is non-refundable and does not apply to the tuition balance. 

Are there any tuition discounts available?

For families with more than one child enrolled, a 15% discount is applied to tuition only.

Are meals included in tuition?

Yes, breakfast, lunch and a snack are included in the regular tuition.

What is the tuition payment schedule?

Families can choose to pay weekly, monthly, or by the semester. Payments may be made via check or online. The online payment feature will be available soon. Children ages 6 weeks – one year will be $130/week and one year to 5 years will be $130/week. This cost covers care from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. After School care cost will be additional and on an as needed basis.

What is after school care?

After school care will be provided between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., during the academic year (August – May). Parents/Guardians may utilize this care as needed on a week to week basis. The cost of after school care will be $45 per week or $10 per day for pre-planned care needs (one week advance notice). If a situation arises where care is needed that is not pre-planned, parents/guardians will be charged a daily drop-in rate of $15 per day. Parents/guardians can pay for this care when they pay for tuition on a weekly or monthly basis. Payment information will be provided as soon as it is available.


Registration:

Who is eligible for admission to the Montessori Academy?

For enrollment, priority is given to the families of the Board of Education and Georgia College employees. The remaining spaces will be made available to the general public. 

What ages are included?

Children from six weeks – five years are eligible for admission. 

Can I register for the Montessori Academy while I am pregnant?

Yes. Parents may register a child as soon as they know a tentative birth-date. Enrollment for each academic year begins in August. Parents may pay for a slot at the start of an academic year, even if their child will not physically be in the classroom. Parents may elect not to pay for an open slot, and at that time, the child’s name will be placed on a waiting list. Parents will be called when a slot is open.


Hours/Dates:

Is early-morning care available?

No early morning care is available. The Academy opens at 7:30 a.m. and instructional time begins at 8 a.m.

How late is the Montessori Academy open?

The Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Afterschool care is available from  3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Is the Montessori Academy open year-round?

Yes. The Montessori Academy is open year-round, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Academic classes are held August – May. Instructional time will be 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Parents can drop their children off between 7:30 and 8 a.m. and pick them up between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Parents who need care from 3 - 5:30 p.m. can utilize after school care. The children will remain in classrooms during after school care.

What is Summer Programming?

The Montessori Academy will be open year-round with summer programming taking place (June – July). Summer programming will be offered 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and parents may elect for their child(ren) to attend on a weekly basis. Additional information will be provided in fall 2017 for summer 2018.

Can my child(ren) attend the Montessori Academy part-time?

No, the Montessori Academy is a teaching and learning facility where children must be present during the academic year (August – May). Summer programming is separate.