The Early Learner program introduces children ages 2-3 to a Montessori environment and fosters emotional, social and academic growth.
The students enjoy a distinct classroom that centers learning around sensory experiences, language, coordination and muscle development, small manipulatives and sequencing. It includes large practical life and sensorial areas, as well as beginning phonics, mathematics and cultural materials. Teachers help the young child adapt to a community environment by providing a warm and secure place to learn, communicate and grow emotionally and socially.
Early Childhood Program Ages 3-6
Our Early Childhood program is for children 3-6 years old. Here, children’s independence, self-esteem and self-discipline are nurtured while they are introduced to the basics of academics. The combination of defined social structure and intellectual atmosphere is propelled by the unique ability of children this age to absorb their environment, language and culture.
Children in the Early Childhood program learn through the use of many manipulative classroom materials, as well as through teacher guidance. The teachers work with a child individually and in small groups on enticing activities, and then allow each child many repetitions to master them. Activities include beginning skills in reading, writing, language expression through drawing and writing, mathematics, geography, nature studies, science, practical living skills, social skills, art and music.
Through the use of carefully prepared materials and activities, plus communication with teachers and interaction with peers, children grow in personal independence, concentration, self-motivation and a genuine love of learning. Materials and activities are readily accessible to students. They enjoy freedom of movement and the ability to choose their own purposeful activity, and are given the time necessary to complete what they start. They are free to interact socially with their peers in the classroom, in conversation and in their play. By providing children with an atmosphere that fosters respect, curiosity and security, the Early Childhood environment gives children a solid base from which to begin their elementary years.
Leadership Year (Kindergarten)
Children who are five years old by September 10 of the school year are eligible for what is known in Montessori education as the Leadership Year, or Kindergarten. This is the student’s final year in the Early Childhood program.
Mornings are spent in the traditional multi-age Montessori classroom environment, where older children naturally assume the roles of leaders and mentors to the younger children, gaining self-esteem and mastery of skills by aiding younger students. In the afternoon, Leadership Club students participate in enrichment programs that address specific social, academic, creative and physical education needs.
Montessori Summer Program Ages 3-8
Summer Montessori is full of fun and adventures within a Montessori atmosphere: structure and order, science, fine arts, music and dance, and a sense of community.
Please reach out to our office for more information about our summer program!
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