Classrooms: The Montessori environment allows the children to explore and learn a variety of subject areas of interest at their own pace. They will have freedom within limits to move around and choose age appropriate activities that the Montessori adult has presented. The classrooms for toddlers and Preschool consist of open shelves displayed with beautiful Montessori materials. Different areas of the Preschool room will be designated for math, sensorial, language, exercises of practical life, science, geography and art. The children may work on mats or tables. When you visit a Montessori classroom you will see that the children are engaged in purposeful work.
Math: Children become aware of quantities and their corresponding numerals at an early age. They learn to associate the quantities and gradually advance into learning the basic operations of numbers.
Language: The Montessori language materials help the children become aware of the phonetic sounds of the alphabet and build words as they master this skill. Further exposure to a variety of supporting materials help the children discover reading and writing.
Science: A study of animals, the solar system, weather, nature and general science is introduced to children.
Sensorial: A variety of sensorial materials help children develop skills of the senses, while becoming aware of shapes, colors, sizes, smells, sounds, and textures around them.
Exercises of Practical Life: Children develop social and self-help skills through activities designed to build concentration, coordination and control, and interpersonal skills. A variety of child size materials that are attractive and real, help children do purposeful work. For example arranging flowers in a vase, cutting a carrot, washing a table, sweeping the floor, sewing a button, etc.
Geography: A series of materials designed for the children to learn about the world they live in. Land and water formations, continents, cultures, countries and flags are some of the material presented.
Botany: Children learn about the parts of a tree, leaves, and flowers, and learn to distinguish shapes of leaves. A variety of card materials are available for children to explore.
Art: A vast amount of art materials are available for children to use and be creative.
Music: Musical instruments are introduced, so children can learn rhythm and beat. We have two music instructors who introduce children to beautiful songs to sing along to the piano, guitar or keyboard.
Group Activities: Music, Spanish, Story Time, Games, Montessori group presentations are conducted in a group setting.