Our Mission Statement:

Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School encourages each child to their highest potential, at their own
individual pace, using Montessori philosophy in order to be a successful member of the society. We believe strong
communication and trust is the key in sustaining committed and supportive connections with our families.

Frequently Asked Questions About Casa Dei Bambini Montessori 2022

4393 Liberty Street * Aurora IL 60560 *630-907-7554 (updated July 2022)

Is this a private school?
YES . We are the fourth school after two in the Houston TX area, founded by Rozina Mohammed in 2009. We are a private school in which Casa Dei Bambini Montessori translates in Italian as, “The Children’s House” (just like Maria Montessori’s first school in 1907, Rome Italy.)
What are your school hours? Currently we are open 7:30-5:30
Before care opens at 7:30am in which breakfast is served at 7:30-8:00. School options are: 8:30-12 or 8:30-3:00pm. After care is available until 5:30pm.

Lunch is provided for full day students and all breakfast and aftercare snacks are included in the fees.

What is the teacher to student ratio and what levels does your school serve?
We currently serve ages 8 weeks to age 6. Our Nido Infant class has a 1:4 ratio; Toddler classes have a 1:5 ratio; Primary classes have a 1:10 ratio;(Elementary rooms have a 1:20 ratio, when applicable. )
Are you an authentic Montessori School?

YES. We have our membership with American Montessori Society (AMS). We are also a proud member of Association of Independent Montessori Schools (AIMS) Our lead teachers have Montessori training and our staff meets all requirements by DCFS. More information can be found at www.amshq.org and https://ilmontessori.org/ You will note that Dr. Montessori was the first woman physician in Italy in the late 1800’s. She was a scientist and a medical doctor who understood brain development. Subsequently, she developed concrete materials to support all types of learners. CDBM recognizes Whole Child Development.

Do you have uniforms?
YES. Ages 3+ The Primary and Elementary level we do require uniforms Aug-May: Girls wear a logo polo with a skirt or khaki bottoms and Boys wear a logo polo with khaki shorts or pants. We require uniforms M-Th, but Fridays is Casa Spirit Day so appropriate street clothes are acceptable. We do have a dress code of appropriate wear for Toddlers and uniforms are optional. All students (toddler/primary) change into indoor shoes before entering class and change to outdoor shoes for playground and departure.
Do you have Fine Arts at CDBM?
(Temporary suspension of extracurricular activities due to COVID-19).
Do you give rewards or have treasure boxes?
NO. Montessori environments are non-competitive and peaceful settings where all children are honored and expectations are met through the joy of learning, not through extrinsic rewards.

Students are neither rewarded nor shamed for behavior – rather it is a learning opportunity to try again, correctly.

How do teachers handle discipline issues?
We treat all students with dignity and respect in a confidential manner, without humiliation. We often use tactics found in “Conscious Discipline” where we can redirect children’s behavior in a positive manner. At times, students may even do a self-reflection activity that allows them to gain the tools to help them make a better decision in the future. We treat others with respect and model for the children grace and courtesy.
What is the health policy at CDBM?
We are licensed through DCFS which means we uphold standards that require our students and staff to be healthy with appropriate records and documentation. If communicable illnesses arise at school the parent will be notified; the student shall be symptom free for 24 hours before returning. We will notify your emergency contact if we cannot reach a parent. Health and safety are our priorities. A Covid-19 Risk Management action plan is in place until further notice. Screenings are done at check in.
Do you use an app for daily check-in/out?
YES. We use the Brightwheel app for check in and out for ALL Students. Parents will download the app on their mobile device and scan a QR code to check your child in and out every day. Toddlers use the app for daily reports and pictures. We also offer progress reports 3 times a year and manage conferences when needed.