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Blessed Star
Montessori Christian School


"Educating the Whole Child"


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About Us

Vision

By making the benefits of Montessori methods accessible to the community and instilling global awareness in a Christian environment, Blessed Star Montessori Christian School hopes to foster the development of independent and productive members of society.


Mission

The mission of Blessed Star Montessori Christian School is to provide all children with a safe, nurturing, fun, God-centered learning environment. We strive for a solid foundation in intellectual growth, goodwill, Christian belief, and peace. Our innovative academic program is rooted in the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1951), Italy's first female certified physician and pioneer in early childhood education.

Philosophy

Blessed Star has adopted the teaching methods of Dr. Maria Montessori, who recognized the child's spontaneous urge to learn and to seek information. Like Dr. Montessori, we believe children are naturally curious and eager to find order in their world. When placed in an enriching environment, they are capable of absorbing knowledge, and have the power to teach themselves. They experience joy and happiness as they unlock the secrets of the universe.

We encourage children to participate in age appropriate, exploratory activities that promote their development. To enhance their spiritual lives, we want all children to become accustomed to praying, learning about God and singing Bible songs.

 Why Montessori at Blessed Star Montessori Christian School?


 


 

                 "Allowing the child to observe, to explore and to follow his normal interests is a form of respect towards the child."
                                                                                -Dr. Maria Montessori

Teaching Staff



Directress, Olivia Chen (Ms. Olivia) holds a Master of Science Degree, a Montessori Certificate for teaching 3-9 year olds, an Advanced Director Credential, and has 30 years of experience teaching children 0-13 and adults up to the age of 65. She is currently working on Montessori certification for 6-12 year olds.

Blessed Star teachers must have a Child Development Association (CDA) Credential or be in the process of obtaining an A.A., B.A. or M.A. Degree or a Montessori Certificate. All teaching staff must complete a 45-hour Introductory Childcare Course and 20 hours of continuing education annually. Our teachers are CPR and First-Aid Certified
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Accreditation & Memberships

  • Florida License #C01ES0027
  • APPLE-Accredited by Florida Association of Child Care Management
  • Recipient of Florida Department of Children & Families' "Gold Seal of Excellence"
  • Member of Florida Association of Child Care Management
  • Member of the International Montessori Council
  • Currently working on International Montessori Council Accreditation
  • Currently working on Florida Kindergartern Council accreditation
Ages Accepted & Services Offered

We offer various programs including infant care (2 months), preschool, VPK, Kindergarten through 6th grade, and after school care for our students and those from other schools. We also offer Summer Camp programs for children aged 4 to 12 years.

Hours

  • Early Care: 7:00 am-8:00 am
  • Little & Rising Star classes: 8:15 am-2:30 pm
  • Super Star classes: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Extended Hours: 2:30 pm-5:30 pm *


* Every 1st first Friday of the month is an early release day. Children must be picked up by 3:15 pm. If you are in need of extended care, it will be available for $5. Please let the staff know prior to Friday if you will be needing this service.

Improving the health of our children by providing nutritious meals in school is a top priority for us at Blessed Star. Hot lunches are provided 3 days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri) for a small monthly fee. These meals are optional. We recommend that if you send a lunch in with your child that you limit the sugar content.
   

Sample Lunch Menu

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