Our curriculum is comprised of a carefully prepared, fun and loving environment that encourages children to learn individually at their own pace. We have a dynamic learning environment with a wealth of concrete, manipulative learning materials that encourage the child to discover and learn during these crucial early childhood years. Montessori teachers are trained to observe each child and to put them in touch with things they are most interested in learning; the results are joy, immense satisfaction and excitement about learning.
Multi-age grouping, according to Montessori Philosophy, encourages older children of the environment to foster leadership skills. Both social and intellectual development is enhanced by this method of age grouping. Learning within this diverse group stimulates greater interest and encourages cooperation. The younger child learns through observation of the older child. In addition, the older student has the opportunity to become a leader and reinforce their knowledge as they help their younger friends.
The toddler program (12 months up to 3 years) encourages the child’s natural tendency toward sensory exploration, and practical life skills necessary for this phase of development. At this age, children achieve control of their bodies, acquire social awareness, physical, intellectual and psychological skills and refinement of language. Language is one of the vital developmental areas; in this stage, they are acquiring new words, phrases to say at different situations, and are able to communicate and express thoughts and feelings. Expression through the arts helps the child to develop self-expression and satisfy the need for creativity.
As the child progresses, they are introduced to sounds and symbols which lay the groundwork for reading and writing in the future. They are introduced to numbers and the decimal system with the most amazing concrete materials to show them the way. They learn about land and water forms, geometric figures, and the political countries of the world. They also learn about the parts of plants and animals and about music and art at their own pace.
It is during the end of Primary program that everything comes to fruition for the child. Reading, writing and mathematical understanding blossom from the many seeds that were planted in the previous two years. When the child completes the Primary program, they most importantly feel confident that learning is exciting and boundless. They are now ready to continue to the next level of education in Elementary classes either in Public/Private School or in another Montessori School offering Elementary programs.