Aug 17, 2017 - Thursday
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Preschool

Preschool Curriculum

Preschool:  For toddlers ages 24 months – 3 years.

  • Potty training is an additional part of the curriculum
  • Half or full-day attendance accepted
  • Attendance requires a minimum of three days a week. Consecutive days are recommended for optimum academic performance, but not compulsory.
  • School days are Monday – Friday.

Schedule

Half day: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Full day: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Extended daycare:  Our extended daycare is available for the parents’ convenience.  We provide daycare from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm.

Why do Montessori children start so early?

Toddlers’ minds are sponges; they are quickly absorbing massive amounts of information from their environment.

Our preschool program cultivates and enhances cognitive development, speech and language development, strengthens motor skills, teaches practical life skills, promotes independence, confidence, kindness, and empathy.

Toddlers are explorers and investigators and we reinforce this desire to explore by encouraging freedom in the classroom, offering children access to fascinating Montessori materials accompanied with nurturing and skilled teachers.  Montessori materials aim to foster self-discovery, independence, and promote healthy socialization.

Curriculum

Language – Verbal communication, expression, vocabulary support, and written language are all part of the curriculum.  We have materials and exercises for pre-reading, matching, word recognition and pre-writing.

Mathematics – Counting activities with materials and songs and conceptualizing time with routines as well as identifying parts of the day and year.  Play money, clocks, calendars and counting pieces are all used to help students grasp mathematical concepts.

Practical Life – This area is aimed to better develop fine and gross motor skills.  Practical life also shapes the toddler’s sense of self-efficiency, self-worthiness, self-confidence and independence.  These skills include physical skills, environmental awareness and respect for community and peers.

Visual Arts – Creativity, problem solving and self-expression are discovered in this area.  We have lessons in drawing, painting, sculpture and collage making.

Music – Song and dance offer fun, self-expression, and healthy socialization all while building confidence.

Physical Education – We teach children the importance of health and physical fitness at a very young age.  We move, run, jump, roll and stretch to promote health, longevity, self-esteem, and increase concentration as well as energy.  Additionally, children are able to understand how far they can push themselves physically and learn what their bodies are capable of doing.

Parent participation

Parents are kindly asked not to participate in class activities during school hours.  This causes a dependence upon the parent as well as creates a distraction in the classroom for both students and teacher.  However, parents are more than welcome to come into the classroom to observe progress.  We request that your presence is not disruptive to scheduled activities or other children.