We are firmly committed to Maria Montessori's approach to learning in our overall program.
The Montessori Method strives to arouse the child's interest; to stimulate and to provide an individualized learning atmosphere. This "prepared environment" invites children to get themselves involved and puts their mind in gear.
Our main goal is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment, which will help children develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas, which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. We want to help young people grow and develop in a way that is most conductive to a happy and health life.
Teachers are careful to have small groups for story time so that children are able to get involved.
(18 months to 3 years old)
Our Transitions program is centered on the beliefs and practices of Maria Montessori. We allow children to explore at their own pace, allowing their curiosities to guide them. We introduce them to learning through their five senses. In Transitions class, we encourage independence.
(3 to 6 years old)
Our Primary program builds on the skills learned in Transitions class. We encourage organization, leadership, and confidence. We begin to prepare the child for the transition to elementary school, introduce them to new topics and encourage creativity.
This area is designed to help students develop a care for themselves, the environment, and each other.
All learning first comes to us through the senses. By isolating something that is being taught, the child can more easily focus on it.
This includes both the studies of the world and various cultures. Montessori children understand the concept of a continent, country, and state, but also the names of many countries around the world.
Children at the early childhood age are very detail-oriented. They know what a bird is. Now they want to know the various body parts of a bird. They want to know the life cycle of different animals. They begin to really look at the parts of a plant and wonder.
Children go from a very concrete understanding of math to a more abstract concept. As math is used in every activity they engage in, they pick up on patterns in complex math questions.
The language lessons are divided into 3 groups: pre-reading activities; reading & writing skills; and handwriting.
As they communicate, wheter through beginning language or more sophisticated use of words, the neurons in their brains are making more connections, critical for reinforcing and learning.