Ascension Montessori Children’s Center is a full service preschool and daycare licensed by the State of California. We operate year round to provide care and learning opportunities for children aged 2 to 5 years in our early childhood program.
Ascension Montessori Children’s Center has served this church and the community for over forty years. It first opened as Ascension Nursery School on February 2, 1970, providing activities for approximately twenty children, aged 3-5, three mornings a week.
In 1993, the name was changed to Ascension Children’s Center to better describe the care offered.
Recently, in 2018, under new administration and management, Ascension Children’s Center re-assessed the needs of the growing community with young families. Since then, the curriculum and educational structure transitioned to an approach that could include the spiritual growth of the children and the Montessori Method.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being”. ~ Maria Montessori.
Ascension Montessori Children’s Center operates as an educational outreach ministry of Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church. We seek to partner with parents and family to contribute to the healthy formation of the whole child: academically, physically, socially, and spiritually. This goal is mandated to us in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” This scripture has become our guiding directive in every part of our school’s existence.
We follow Jesus’ request to “Let the children come to me” and welcome all children to the center without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin. God treasures and loves all children, as He is their Creator. We welcome God’s children with open arms.
2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR:
(September 2020 - June 2021)