The mission of CDM is to provide an enriching and challenging setting where children aged 3 to 6 can begin to develop to their full potential academically, emotionally and socially in a safe, supportive and diverse learning environment.
Impact and Programs
We served 64 children from the Stearns, Benton, and Sherburn counties last year. Of those 64 children, 42 went on to kindergarten in elementary schools this fall. 78% of the children leaving our program left reading at or above grade level. 67% of the children knew their numbers 1-100, while kindergarten readiness asks them to be able to identify 1-10, so well above standard. Also 83% were doing simple math at the time of their departure, with 20% doing multiplication and division. But it is in the social skills that children with a Montessori education really flourish academically. The social grace that is such a key component to our programming allows for the children to be able to express their feelings, lead their classrooms, share, practice self discipline, and self control that allow them to be successful learners throughout their life-times. Identified last year as another component to kindergarten readiness, 90% of our children moved on meeting standard.
To continue to provide an enriching and challenging setting where children aged 3 to 6 can begin to develop to their full potential academically, emotionally and socially in a safe, supportive and diverse learning environment.
To sustain enrollment.
To continue to ensure that all kindergarten readiness benchmarks are being met.
To seek a consistent form of revenue for the organization outside of tuition.
To increase family participation in community building events.
To offer education about Montessori to the adults in our community.
Community or Constituency Served
We serve youth ages 33 months - 6 years.
Geographic Area Served
We serve Stearns, Benton, and Sherburn counties.