For the youngest children, Pre-Primary program provides a wonderful first experience of school.
Our Pre-Primary program lays the foundation for future learning and mastery using the Montessori Method. Your child will receive lots of attention with only seven (7) children in each supervised group.
Through a carefully structured phase-in process, we minimize any separation anxiety for both children and their parents. The consequence: children develop a positive, affirming attitude about school.
Pre-Primary develops aspects of learning needed to foster the independence and curiosity emblematic of a Montessori child. One such aspect is the child’s ability to exercise self-control and negotiate her surroundings — in Montessori we call this Practical Life.
Montessori also emphasizes that children learn through their sensory experiences (they see, hear and feel the sound and shape of letters to build a foundation for reading and writing; they work on counting objects as a prelude to math) – in Montessori we call this Sensorial.
In the Pre-Primary classroom, ample time is spent on Practical Life and Sensorial activities. Through carefully designed activities, and using special Montessori materials and processes, children quickly build a strong developmental foundation both academically and socially.
The Pre-Primary program offers opportunity to work on the development of language skills, sensorial exercise and practical life (care of self, life skills, care of environment, and independence). The repetitive cycle of work helps the child establish patterns of order and sequencing. Building self-esteem through repeated success with appropriate materials. The environment provides freedom of choice and movement. It only limits having respect for others and the environment. The classroom materials encourage self-development in an understanding atmosphere of respect and support.
- Ages 1 1/2 - 3 years
- Choice of Half Day/Full Day/ Extended Day
- Experienced AMS/AMI Montessori Certified Teachers
- Long tenured staff
- Montessori Methodology used at this age, too
- Gentle Phase-in
- After-care program