School-year Childcare Program
On-site childcare is convenient for parents and provides consistency in environment for students. Quality before- and after-school childcare is offered for enrolled students at all levels, provided by Montessori-trained staff.
Toddler childcare - Early morning childcare is available 7:15–9 a.m. Childcare is available until 5:30 p.m or 6 p.m for families enrolled in the All Day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) program. Families must sign up ahead of time for these extended times.
Primary childcare - Early morning childcare is available 7:15-9 a.m. Childcare is available until 5:30 p.m or 6 p.m for families enrolled in the All Day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) program. Families must sign up ahead of time for these extended times.
Elementary childcare - The Elementary program hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Early morning childcare is available 7:15–8:30 a.m. "Blocks" of childcare are available in the afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., or 3:30 to 6 p.m. Families must sign up ahead of time for these extended times.
Non-school Day Childcare
MIR also offers childcare for select non-school days, including some holidays and Parent-Teacher conference days. Notifications and sign-up links will be sent as those days approach.
Drop-in childcare is available for current MIR students only for the occasional need. For example, if you are chaperoning a field trip and need to drop off a sibling early or pick them up late, you can sign up for drop-in childcare. It is not intended to be a long-term childcare solution.
If you find that you need drop-in childcare more than 4 times a month, we recommend that you sign up for monthly childcare. This will secure a space for your child and help MIR plan staffing and space accordingly. It is also less expensive for you.
Because MIR must comply with state-mandated adult-to-child ratios, you must call the office 24 hours ahead of time to reserve a drop-in space. Some of our programs are impacted and we cannot guarantee that there will be space.
The drop-in childcare rate is $9.50 per hour (1-hour min.). If you require drop-in childcare and provide less than 24-hour notice, the rate is $14.50 per hour (1-hour min.), space permitting.
Schedule for Drop-In Childcare
Morning drop-in childcare is available between 7:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. for all Toddler and Primary students, and 7:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for all Elementary students as space permits.
There is no drop-in childcare 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. for Toddler or Primary students. Afternoon drop-in childcare is available as space permits from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for Toddler and Primary students enrolled in an all-day program (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Changes to a Toddler or Primary student's schedule between 11:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. are considered program changes and require a meeting with the teacher and processing through the office.
Drop-in childcare is available for Elementary students between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. as space permits.