Bright Kids Montessori

Bright Kids Montessori Academy

4434 Santa Anita Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (626) 350-1399
Fax: (626) 350-1316

Bright Kids Montessori Academy opened its doors for operation in July 2010. Over the past four years we have proven to the north El Monte communities that our program strives each year to achieve our standards and goals and objectives set for our children there.

We have received strong support from families over the years and each year the Parent Advisory Committee dedicates itself to volunteering as classroom helpers and assistants, raising funds for school equipment and field trips and helping staff prepare and manage school events.

The Staff

We have a dedicated group of teachers there who have grown to love the community and believe it is their responsibility to prepare its young preschoolers with a wealth of knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful in the years ahead in grades school and beyond.

Our site supervisor has Montessori training, a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and well over ten years experience in working with preschool aged children in various child development settings. She is resolute in her dedication to preserving the Montessori Method, our mission, goals and objectives for our children and the unique combination of our curriculum, Montessori environment and vision for the children we serve. She is further characterized by her intelligence, kindness, caring and patient attitude and demeanor and willingness to work with families from all walks of life that are interested in enrolling their children in our program.

Meet the Site Director – Berenice Marin

My name is Berenice Marin, I am the Site Supervisor for Bright Kids Montessori Academy.
From May, 2016 until October, 2018 I worked in the classroom as a Lead Teacher. Effective November, 2018 until present I am now the Site Supervisor, I am in charge of supervising and helping the lead teachers plan and carry out the classroom curriculum, arts and music, and supervising indoor and outdoor activities.  I work with children, families and staff to maintain a healthy and safe environment.
I am responsible for managing, developing, administrating and supervision of the center according to the applicable status and regulations under Title 5, Title 22 and all agency policies and standards.  I have a complete knowledge and understanding of both Early Childhood Education principles and the Montessori Methods.  I currently hold a Supervisor Site Permit, Associate Teacher permit, MAA permit, MA, Referral Supervisor permit and finished LVN school.  I am also a full time mom to 3 beautiful children, they are my pride and joy.  I feel very fortunate to be part of the Montessori Association, I am looking forward to working with you and your family.
I am thankful to have the opportunity to be part of your child’s growth and development, thank you.

Preschool Programs

We offer both full-day and part-day Montessori preschool services for both private fee-based and State Preschool (income-qualifying) families. The latter is funded by the California Department of Education and the half-day program services are FREE for ALL qualifying families. STARTING JULY, 2014 THERE IS NO LONGER A FEE FOR THE HALF-DAY STATE PRECHOOL PROGRAM. We also offer Transitional Kindergarten. Call for details. Please refer to our fee schedule for families that do “not” qualify for our subsidized programs.

The full-day program is from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We offer two part-day programs. The A.M. program is from 7:45 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.., and the afternoon program is from 12:15 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Montessori Only program is from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please visit the school and pick up a daily schedule of activities and program times from our office.

A healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks are served daily.

Summer Camp

This year’s program dates: July 1 – August 15th

Important News & Events

  • Veteran’s Day – Nov 10th, School in Session.
  • Thanksgiving Break – Nov 27-28.
  • Parent Surveys – Nov 3rd -7th.
  • Holiday Variety Program Dec. 17th , 6:30 p.m. All parents/families & public.
  • Holiday Party – Dec 23rd.
  • Dec 24th – School in session, Half Day only
  • Winter Break – Dec 25-26.
  • Holiday – Jan 1-2.
  • School in Session – Jan 5th
  • Martin Luther King Day – Jan 19th, school in session.
  • Open House – Jan 24th, Saturday, 09:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All parents/families & open to public.

Resource & Referral Services

We offer a list of referral services to families who are interested in utilizing the benefits of community services at low cost or no cost. We urge families to make an appointment with the Site Supervisor to get more information as needed.

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