Follow the Child
The Montessori classroom (Casa Dei Bambini/Children's House) is a prepared environment, an 'aid to life', designed to meet the needs of each child as an individual. The classroom is filled with a variety of aesthetically pleasing, multi-sensory, sequential materials designed to help the child learn how to learn and how to think. The child begins by making a choice and by working at their own pace. Through repetition, they begin to develop a sense of order, concentration, coordination and independence - the foundation for future learning in other areas of the classroom.
There are four main areas of the classroom: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Math. Other areas may include
Science: exploration and experimentation in both the natural and physical sciences.
Geography: investigating and understanding the earth and its features.
Cultural Studies: respecting our similarities and differences.
Spanish: exploring the language and customs of another country.
Art and Music: releasing the child's creative spirit.
Physical Outdoor Play: promoting large motor development
Yoga: instructed yoga.
The teacher facilitates learning by observation, incidental assistance, general guidance, and direct instruction. The result - the joy of learning and a confident, independent child!
Our multi-age (Preprimary) Montessori Program serves children 2 years
and 9 months through 6 years of age. It recognizes and accommodates the child's natural desire to learn. Upon completion, children are qualified to enter first grade.