Virtual Preschool FAQs - Excelled Montessori Plus

Virtual Preschool FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different components of the virtual preschool program?

The program has three major components:

✅ Daily Morning Circle Time – each session is 30-minutes long and is thematic

✅ One-on-one sessions with a Montessori Instructor – each session is 30-minutes long. The teachers will conduct an evaluation to learn more about your child and then personalize lessons based on what you, as a parent, what to achieve for your child.

✅ Guidance for parents – repository of activities that parents can use at home

Does your program require purchase of special Montessori material to participate?

Our virtual preschool program does not require the purchase of specialized Montessori materials to participate. We typically will have parents and students create materials based on their personalized lessons. Use of material at home has many benefits, including:

✔️Keeping the costs low for parents – we believe that every home is a Montessori home, and you should be able to use items already available at home to do the lessons.

✔️The process of creating the materials jointly with the child enhances the learning experience.

For Math, Reading, Culture, and other lessons, our Montessori guides publish and send assignments via Google Classroom.

What is the difference between the free community program and live program?

Live Participation Program

✔️ Parent guidance
☀ Access to lesson plans at home (Google Classroom)
☀ Access to prerecorded classroom videos
☀ Access to the monthly newsletter
✔️ Daily Morning Circle Time With Virtual Friends
☀ Ages 18-36 Months – 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM (All times are CST)
☀ Ages 3+ – 9:00 AM, 9:15, 9:30, 10:15, 11:30, and 12:15 (All times are CST)

✔️One-on-one sessions with a Montessori Instructor
☀ Scheduled between 9 AM and 5 PM (All times are CST)

Free Community Program

✔️ Parent guidance
☀ Access to lesson plans at home (Google Classroom)
☀ Access to prerecorded classroom videos
☀ Access to the monthly newsletter

❌ Daily Morning Circle Time With Virtual Friends
☀ Ages 18-36 Months – 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM (All times are CST)
☀ Ages 3+ – 9:00 AM, 9:15, 9:30, 10:15, 11:30, and 12:15 (All times are CST)

❌ One-on-one sessions with a Montessori Instructor
☀ Scheduled between 9 AM and 5 PM (All times are CST)

What are the timings for the morning circle time?

We offer multiple sessions every day and are constantly adding new sessions:

  • Ages 18-36 Months – 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM (All times are CST)
  • Ages 3+ – 9:00 AM, 9:15, 9:30, 10:15, 11:30, and 12:15 (All times are CST)

Sample morning circle time

What are the timings for the one-on-one sessions?

One-on-one sessions can be scheduled with a Montessori instructor anytime between 9 AM and 5 PM CST depending on availability.

Sample one-on-one session

How do you share lesson plans?

The instructors share lesson plans through our content repository called edScription. You can join edScription for free.

What does 1-week trial includes?

The one-week trial includes daily morning circle time (5 sessions) and two one-on-one sessions with a Montessori instructor.

For how long have you been running this program?

Our virtual preschool program started in March of 2020 and since then has welcomed students from all over the globe. Our virtual preschool program has allowed students, parents, and teachers to stay connected. They have been very appreciative of the daily connection with the school and feel it not only helps to provide structure but has been crucial in making them feel less isolated.

We have been offering virtual education to K-12 students since 2012.

What happens after the trial?

After the 1-week trial, you can continue with the program on a weekly basis. We ask for a minimum of an 2-week commitment to ensure the program’s consistency.

We offer multiple packages and you can select the one that best meets your child’s needs:

  • Package A: 1-on-1 Only (2 sessions per week)
  • Package B: 1-on-1 Only (4 sessions per week)
  • Package C: Daily Morning Circle Time Only (5 sessions per week)
  • Package D: Daily Morning Circle Time and 1-on-1 (5-morning sessions & 2 1-on-1 per week) (Most Popular)
  • Add-ons (additional individual sessions may be added for $25/each per week)

Why do you require photo release?

There are several layers involved when approaching this topic.

The virtual environment has helped us bring the beauty of Montessori lessons directly into the homes of families all over the world. This is definitely an incredible opportunity. At the same time, there are inherent risks that we must be aware of. While we carefully monitor our virtual classrooms and messaging, there are still things that we cannot control. For example, if a user wants to record any of our sessions, they can and will find a way through their devices or simply by using their own cell phones. At that point, there is no way for us to guarantee how that image will be used. For this reason alone, it makes it a necessity for us to require the agreement in order to participate in our program.

While this is likely to be a rare event, we proceed as if it were happening at any time. We certainly understand if any family decides that they are not able to give the photo/video agreement and we respect those decisions. We, unfortunately, are unable to move forward without the consent for the reasons described.

Who are your instructors and where are they located?

Our teaching and administrative staff include:

Mr. Steve – Mr. Steve has over 20+ years of experience working in education and has a B.S. degree in Education and M.S. in Curriculum Supervision and Instruction. Steve is a certified principal for the state of Texas and has an administrator’s credential through the American Montessori Society.

Ms. Brittany – Brittany has a Bachelors’s degree in Communications and working towards her teaching certification. 

Ms. Debra – Ms. Debra holds her Montessori Certification from AMS and has been a Lead Montessori Guide for 20+ years.

Ms. Jennifer – Jennifer has worked with children for over 20 years and holds Montessori certification through NAMC for ages 3 – 6.

Ms. Melissa– Melissa has over 20 years of experience and got her certification from the Montessori Institute of America (MIA) in 2005

Ms. Sara – Sara has been in the classroom for eight years and has a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, an M.Ed. in Montessori studies, and a Primary AMI certificate from the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies

Ms. Madeline – Madeline has been teaching for 8 years, 4 years in traditional education, and 4 years in Montessori education. She has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University and a master’s degree in Montessori Education from Loyola University.

Ms. Shreen – She holds an Association Montessori Internationale Diploma for the Primary Montessori Course and Master’s in English Literature from the University of Madras, India.

Ms. Tinny – Tinny has an AMS degree from Dallas Montessori academy. She has worked with preschool age groups (3-6 yrs. old) for the past 8 yrs.

Ms. Nakia – Nakia is an Association Montessori International (AMI) trained Montessori Guide. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education.

Ms. Renata – Renata has 15 years of experience with infants through school-age children (up to age 12), and she has completed her Montessori training and CDA in Washington state in 2015. She is fluent in Russian and English.

Ms. Kia – Over 10 years experience working with infants through teens; specializing in infants through age 6. Certified Montessori primary teacher, through CERDS ( Center for Educational Research & Developmental Studies).

Ms. Valeria – Valeria is a Montessori certified guide with over 25 years of experience. She also has a graduate degree in education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction.

Ms.Maggie – Maggies has a BA in Psychology from UTSA and is a certified bilingual elementary teacher. She joins us from Mexico.

Ms. Priya – Priya has been teaching for over 12 years and holds a Master’s degree in English Literature.

Ms. Marcella – Marcella grew up as a Montessori child and currently teaches at an elementary school.

Like our students, our teachers are located all around the world.

ExcellED Montessori Plus

Excelled Montessori Plus
27521 Interstate 10 W
Boerne TX 78006
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Spanish Grove Academy – Stone Oak

Spanish Grove Academy
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San Antonio, TX - 78258
stoneoak@excelledschools.com 210-390-1470 View Location

Virtual Preschool

Excelled Montessori Online
27521 IH 10 W
Boerne TX 78006
virtual@excelledschools.com 2104183288 View Location