All programs use the Montessori method of education in a carefully prepared environment that includes academics, art, and music and movement.
Please review our Program details below:
The Preschool program nurtures the needs of children ages 3 years to 6 years. While many traditional methods suggest that children are incapable of understanding complex concepts, Maria Montessori recognized that children of this age are like sponges; eager to soak up all that the environment offers them. For this reason, the early Montessori classrooms are very rich and inviting to children; offering them independent exploration of a carefully prepared environment with materials specifically designed for their unique interests and abilities. This program also emphasizes the responsibilities that each student has in creating a peaceful classroom community.
Practical Life: This area has activities designed to help children learn grace and courtesy and social skills. They learn how to care for themselves, the environment and others. Activities such as: how to pour and scoop, using kitchen utensils, food preparation, dishwashing, sweeping activities, washing their hands, and other self care practices. While participating in these activities the children are learning movement, concentration, muscular control, independence, and hand to eye coordination.
Sensorial& geometry: The materials in this area exposed children to different sensations including Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell and Taste. This includes introduction to different geometric figures and shapes. All the sensorial materials help children define their environment more precisely by using observations.
Language: Children are exposed to phonics, recognizing the beginning sound and ending sound of words, sight words, blending sounds, and reading and writing. Our pre-language activity, such as patterning, sequencing, association and rhyming helps children achieve the goal. Hand-writing, using basic parts of speech and a rich vocabulary is taught on a constant basis.
Mathematics: Montessori math materials are designed to teach children the concepts and understanding of mathematics. Using hands-on materials they learn the symbols and quantities and move on to teens, tens hundreds and thousands. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing are a peak point of their learning experience. They will understand math concepts much earlier than a traditional school allows.
Cultural &Science: Children learn about other cultures through stories, art, and classroom celebrations, as well as learning geography. They learn to understand the world around them through lessons about weather, animals, plants and different land and water forms. In Biology they study parts of the body and their function and nature life cycles. The children begin to understand about the natural world by observing and experimenting with the natural items that surround them in the classroom. They learn about life cycles, scientific methods, and most important to ask questions about their observations.
Art & music: Children are exposed to art material/lessons and are able to express their feelings and creativity in their own way. Their enjoyment is to complete their art and be proud of achieving that goal. We appreciate music by introducing the composer’s biography and listening to their music. Children experiment with tone, pitch, and rhythm as well as learning many songs for enjoyment. Music and movement incorporating it into our curriculum brings the work alive for children and enriches their experience greatly.
Special offer: Spanish lesson every afternoon
Dance, Sports, & Music: On school site, upon request (separate fees)
The Toddler Program focuses on teaching these important skills:
- Building concentration span
- Building self-confidence, personal discipline & independence
- Fine & gross motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Order within the environment
- Listening, comprehension, following directions and classroom rules
- Ability to share with others
- Showing empathy towards others
- Language and verbalization of needs or emotions
Practical Life: Care of the self, care of the environment, development of everyday activities such as dress up, pouring transferring using spoon and other tools is taught.
Sensorial: Each child is able to practice all their senses (auditory, visual, tactile, taste, smell) as they learn the colors, shapes, sizes that enable them clarify, classify and comprehend their world.
Language: Activities such as patterning, classifying, and association, help to enrich their vocabulary. Children learn to recognize the relationships between letters, picture to picture, and picture to object; this also helps to improve concentration.
Mathematics: Hands-on materials that help children count and recognize the symbols. They learn the quantity and association with numbers.
Art & music: Children explore the art materials and enjoy cutting, gluing, painting and coloring. Music and movement completes our joyful classroom.