Our classroom is a warm, caring, multi-age community where children can make friends in a calm setting, develop their sense of independence, strengthen their ability to concentrate, and maintain their sense of wonder about the world.
Using specially constructed hands-on manipulative materials, the Montessori Curriculum covers several academic areas that are developmentally appropriate for the 3-5 year old child.
Our activities and routines are planned with a child’s sensitive periods and internal drives in mind. Children are allowed and encouraged to follow their inner voice. There are very few group activities in which all children are expected to perform in an identical manner. Children work independently at activities of their own choosing.
Each activity is carefully designed with internal controls of error so the need for adult supervision and correction becomes minimal. This allows the children to develop at their own pace; it allows them to develop concentration, self-discipline, self-motivation and self-confidence.
Within a context of self-motivation and self-discipline, children are presented activities in the following major curriculum areas:
The remarkable Montessori math materials not only teach basic counting skills but bring such abstract concepts as the decimal system, squaring, cubing, and geometry into the realm of the preschool mind.
Our language curriculum uses a systematic approach to writing and reading that feeds the child’s innate excitement for and desire to communicate. There is lots of vocabulary and pre-literacy development in the early years thet helps the children quickly progress to writing and reading.
The science and geography activities that a child finds in our classroom are designed to “put the world in the palm of his hand”. Children work with maps, learn about various cultures around the world, celebrate similarities and differences, and ponder the beauty of the natural world.
Gross motor development opportunities are provided daily both as part of a structured program and individual free choice throughout the day. Informal and formal music education occurs through daily singing, playing a variety of music CDs, introduction to instruments, exploration of sound and more.