At A Glance
This condensed explanation will acquaint you with the many advantages that Montessori offers your child.
- The Montessori Method has been time-tested for over 90 years and has achieved success throughout the world.
- Each child is taught and assessed individually.
- The child’s natural development of language is utilized in the process of learning to read.
- The child has the unique opportunity to fulfill his potential.
- Habits and skills developed in a Montessori classroom remain for a lifetime.
- The Montessori Classroom is a land of opportunity for the child and he considers it a truly joyful place to be.
- The teacher’s role is to give personal attention. She will not interfere with a child’s exploration, but will be readily available if help is required. She models behavior taught in the classroom.
- Primary Program – 2 to 4.5 years of age
Our Primary Program is for children 2 to 4.5 years of age. This multi- age program allows the younger children to learn from older children and older children to serve as role models and develop self-confidence and responsibility. Â In this environment, children can spend multiple years in the same classroom growing academically, socially, and emotionally at their own pace.
- Pre-K/ Kindergarten Program – 4.5 to 6 years of age
Our Pre-K/ Kindergarten Program is for children 4.5 to 6 years of age. This program offers children more advanced math concepts, language arts, geography, and science. Children learn through hands-on experience, investigation, and research utilizing Montessori materials.
Our Pre-K/ Kindergarten program is a full-time program.
Exercises and activities:
- Practical Life – The objectives of practical life exercises are to help the child develop stronger concentration and coordinated movement. These exercises enable the child to adapt to his environment and establish independence.
- Sensorial – The sensorial materials help the child to develop order and clarity in thinking. They include activities to aid the child in classification, comparison, and contrast of size, weight, shape, texture, color, etc.
- Language – The language activities are designed to develop the child’s ability to communicate through spoken language, to explore the sound/symbol relationship, to express self through written work and to use skills gained in practical life and sensorial work for sequencing and performing small controlled movements.
- Mathematics – Hands-on mathematics exercises explore ways in which quantities are related by identifying number symbols and associating them to quantities, and by exploring similarities and differences between quantities. The work progresses from concrete to abstract using manipulative materials.
- Science/Geography – These activities are designed to help the child become aware of and appreciate the diversity of the world. By examining the human, plant and animal world, the child gains exposure to the life that surrounds them. The child is taught a respect for taking care of his environment.
- Enrichment Classes – Music and Movement, yoga, Chinese and Spanish are offered to children in all programs as part of the weekly curriculum.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The Montessori approach is designed to assist the child in acquiring the social skills and self-confidence which are needed to fulfill his own potential. This is accomplished by building on interests, nurturing enthusiasm and making activities available to fit individual needs.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.