Red Room at Monica Ros School

 

Red Room at Monica Ros School

Monica Ros School is a progressive, independent private school focused on early-childhood’s opportunities. We support joyful learning, exploring, and growing. Our mission is to expand a young child’s natural passion for learning in a setting that celebrates Ojai’s natural beauty. The Red Room is for our four-year-old students who attend school Monday-Friday. All Red Room students will turn five prior to the next school year and will be moving on to Kindergarten. The class is housed in one of our campus’ original cottages and is connected to the other four-year-old classroom, the Blue Room. There is a covered front patio with outdoor seating. The cozy classroom has areas devoted to imaginative play, a writing center, small group activities, and a shares a kitchen with the Blue Room for special cooking projects. There are 14 students with our two beloved teachers. Red Room students experience specialized Spanish and Education Through Music classes, as well as participate in all Monica Ros School traditions such as Theme Week, the Holiday Performance, Arts Month, Founder’s Day, an individual classroom performance, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, and more!

The Best Part

Mrs. Dalto: “I am excited to move into the Red Room! In my years at Monica Ros, the Red Room has always been a draw because of the interesting bridge it serves as between preschool and kindergarten. There is so much growth in this school year. The students in the Red Room are so supportive of each other and their work, their pride in the school experience shines through each day!”

Mrs. Makseyn: My teaching methods are based upon the belief that school should be a place where kindness, art and a love of nature should influence curriculum. I believe that early childhood instruction should be play based, as well as student focused. Sensory activities help young children to explore and discover the world! I am delighted to work in the Red Room, where children embark on their final year of preschool, and begin to develop the wings they will use to fly off to Kindergarten! I am so excited to meet all my new students!

Mrs. Makseyn 
& Mrs. Dalto

Mrs. Dalto has been teaching preschool at Monica Ros for more than a decade, with an additional decade of previous experience at other preschools and as an academic aide. She has all Early Childhood Education units for teaching preschool. Her three children have attended, and loved!, Monica Ros.

Mrs. Makseyn is an exciting new colleague here at Monica Ros! She has a BA in Psychology and holds a credential for mild and moderate learning disabilities support. Her Masters in Education is from UCSB. She began teaching preschool in 2005 at the Harvard Law School child center.