ivy's house montessori
FAQ 托嬰中心Infant & Toddler Daycare
- 義賣活動 (每年六月和十二月的二手義賣園遊會)
What age do children enroll in your Infant & Toddler Daycare Centre?
The age of children in our daycare is from 0-3 years old. However, according to the Taipei government's regulations, the latest admission age is 24months/2 years old.
What does a day or a week at the Infant & Toddler Daycare Centre look like?
Teachers morning meeting
Learning environment preparation
Children arrival and prepare for the day
Montessori Work Time (Tuesday to Friday)
Outdoor Activities Time
Lunch, Clean-up, Free-time
Half-day class off 12:30-13:00
Nap Preparation Time
Story, Music & Work Time
Day-off & outdoor activities
Extended daycare hours (if needed/paid service)
What will my child learn at the Infant & Toddler Daycare Centre?
The daycare center provides a Montessori environment, guides children learning the concept of life, and cultivating their abilities to live independently.
- The Montessori environment will have practical life exercises, sensorial exploration, language and music art, etc,.
- Teachers are the guides in the environment, helping children to connect with the environment and have positive interactions. Teachers help to foster the child's development through individual guidance or small group interaction.
- Therefore, the daycare center provides opportunities for children to do things and interact with their peers. Parents are also recommended to promote the Montessori concept in every aspect of life.
What are the drop-off and pick-up times?
Classes hours: 08:30-12:30 for half-day classes, 08:30-16:00 for full-day classes
Parents should help their child to come to class (8:30~9:00) and end the school (16:00~16:30) on time, try not to be late for school, or leave earlier, so the child can start and complete the complete work cycle. We recommend parents picking up their child from school personally so that parents can communicate with the teacher about the child's daily learning and experience, and have opportunities of being with the child and playing with the child after school, which can enhance the parent-child relationship.
When is the holiday break time?
In addition to school holidays according to national holidays, there are also specific holidays
Winter Holiday: One week during the Chinese New Year (in conjunction with the New Year)
Spring Break: One week at the end of March or early April (in conjunction with Qingming Festival)
Summer vacation: Two weeks (one week in July, one week in August)
What are other activities from the Infant & Toddler Daycare Centre?
Bazaar (Second-hand Bazaar Fair in June and December every year)
Outdoor teaching and sports events
"One Family One Dish" Chinese New Year celebration activity
Individual meeting at the end of the term
Will there be regular meetings between parents and teachers?
Exchanging information about the child's development between parents and teachers is important for us. Therefore, teachers often use the time after school to communicate with parents about their children's daily life and study. Sometimes teachers interact with parents through Line/Telephone. Every week, we will send out a note covering all information to the parents. Please read them carefully and cooperate. If you need to communicate with the teachers, please send the message to the administrator at 14:00-15:30 or 16:30.
- Parent lectures every semester, which include but not limited to parents-teacher exchange meetings, Montessori education: help parents better understand the spirit and concept of Montessori education.
- Parental Growth Course: Including parental growth courses led by professional counselors, and parental growth courses.
- Reading clubs or special lectures: we will recommend and share good books with parents irregularly, as well as special lectures corresponding to the development of the child at all stages so that parents can discuss their children's problems together and grow up together with their children
How do you handle leaves?
★ If your child can not come to the school due to illness or special reason, you can send a Line Message, or call in advance to ask for leave
★Leave and refund method: if your child takes more than five consecutive days of personal leave, you must inform the school one week in advance (there is no such limitation for sick leave), the activity fee and meal fee can be deducted. All fees and refund standards are aligned with the "Fee collection and refund methods" from Taipei Social Bureau
★If your child has a fever (over 38 degrees) or is unwell, please rest at home to avoid cross-infection between children.
★If your child is suffering from enterovirus or infectious diseases, please make sure to let your child rest at home for a week (for Enterovirus please stay at home for two weeks) and isolate him/her to avoid cross-infection. Please also inform the daycare after the hospital diagnosis confirmation and stay in isolation at home for one week. School infectious diseases are: enterovirus, head lice, scabies, chickenpox, flu, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (pink eye), diarrhea
★If your child needs to take medicines at school, please prepare the amount that he/she will need to take on that day, parents should also provide a medical order form, fill in the medicine support form and the method of taking and sign.
Any other information should we as parents know?
On every Monday parents will need to prepare the bento box for the child's outing.
Our daycare's meal menus are vegetarian, general meal plans are (Monday-Homemade Bento Box; Tuesday & Wednesday- Chinese cuisine; Thursday-Japanese cuisine; Friday-Western cuisine/pasta)
Children may be dirty during outdoor activities/learning self-care processes and may get mosquito bites.
What is the difference between infant and toddler's daycare center and ivy's house life space?
Infant and toddler's center allows children to live and learn in a Montessori environment. Ivy's house life parent-child space promotes Montessori education. In addition to parents' personal participation, the parent can also see how teachers interact with children and receive consultation about parenting issues.
Is there any open house visit at the daycare?
We organize irregular open house visits, please follow us on Facebook.