McKinley Montessori Academy
217 E. McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
Phone: (909) 620-8400
Fax: (909) 620-8403
McKinley Montessori Academy opened its doors for operation on July 1, 2012 with one preschool classroom. Since then our program has steadily grown to two preschool classrooms and a program for Infants and Toddlers.
We have a beautiful campus and look forward to the many projects we have yet to undertake and future services we have yet to offer to achieve our vision for the campus and programs.
We take pride in our preschool and Infant/Toddler programs. Our preschool classroom offers one of the widest ranges of learning equipment and materials that can be found anywhere in the industry. In essence, our classroom environments offer an incredibly rich array of work and play materials. We do this by using the Montessori Method as our core teaching philosophy with Montessori trained teachers and we provide authentic Montessori materials. We also incorporate learning centers which follow the principles and practices of Early Childhood Education and Child Development; both of which are popular philosophies of teaching in American culture.
These philosophies combined together produce a rich environment of materials and activities that complement each other and generate a multitude of creative and developmental experiences for the children unlike that found in many other preschool environments.
The teachers monitor the children’s progress by using the DRDP and annually review the quality of the classroom environment by using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS). Additionally, the parent survey is used to determine the effectiveness of the program by examining parent feedback and using this information to implement policy changes and improvements to the program to ensure that quality is maintained.