Healthy Lifestyles Initiative
Dr. Maria Montessori’s educational approach values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive.
At Brookeside Montessori we believe in the strong relationship between learning and health. The Montessori philosophy and the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model provide the foundation for our BWell programming. At Brookeside Montessori we support children, their families, and our staff in their decision making regarding healthy choices and activities. Our Wellness Committee of staff, parents, and community members meet to plan, evaluate, and execute our Healthy Lifestyles Initiatives.
Our BWell Programming Includes the following:
- Physical Education
- Daily Movement Activities like calisthenics with hand weights, hula hooping, dance, yoga, Brain Gym, and recess.
- Annual Field Day event and Fitness Fundraisers like the Walk-a-thon
- Program for Social and Emotional Health
- School Gardening
- Nutrition and Cooking activities
- Healthy Lunch and Snack Policy
- Bause Catered Events snack program
The Brookeside Montessori curriculum focuses on developing healthy, well-balanced eating habits. Our Health Initiative also includes monitoring and supporting proper nutrition including healthy choices, portion control, and healthy food preparation throughout the year.
Bause Catered Events Snack Program
Healthy Snacks at Brookeside Montessori – Brookeside Montessori is happy to partner with Bause Catered Events again this year to provide healthy, locally sourced fresh fruit and vegetable snacks for our students.
The Bause Catered Events program includes education snack cards for the teachers which highlight child-friendly nutrition information, as well as history and growing information for the snack being provided that day. They will deliver these delicious and healthy classroom-portioned fresh snacks to Brookeside every other week through the school year. Funding for this program is provided through a grant from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation!