Compton Montessori

Bright Day Montessori Academy

1007 N Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90221
Phone: (310) 933-4888
Fax: (310) 933-4820

Bright Day Montessori Academy opened its doors for operation in July 2018. Over the past year we have proven to the Compton community that our program strives each year to achieve our standards and goals and objectives for our children.

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 are proud of our highly educated and experienced group of teachers and staff. Our director is Elizabeth Gallion. She possesses a M.A. degree in Education and has several teaching credentials for elementary school programs. She has not only taught in grade school programs, but she has a wealth of experience in child development programs.

Our lead teachers possess a B.A. degree in either Early Childhood Education or Child Development or other education-related field, and they possess a minimum Teacher’s Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Furthermore, they are trained internally each year as a component of our on-going staff development program.

Meet the Site Director – Vallrie Brown

I began pursuing my career in early education by volunteering at my than young children’s, preschool, I was unanimously voted, and accept the position as a Policy Council Representative president, and from there a teacher’s assistant at the preschool. After obtaining my first 24 units in early childhood education, I was offered a position as a preschool Teacher at which time I obtain my teaching credential.  As I gained additional experience as a teacher, I soon took the position as a lead teacher, I decided to continue my education in the management field, at which time I acquired my Bachelor’s degree in the Science of Business Management.   As a result, I found a new growth in my passion, which was to train, guide and mentor educators who share my passion with children and families.

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.

Enroll In Our Distance Learning