TODDLERS | 2.5-3 yrs
Teachers implement a developmentally-appropriate toddler-designed curriculum to foster independence, cognitive and language development, speech and strengthen fine motor and gross motor skills. The environment and curriculum fosters movement and introduces grace and courtesy lessons that promote focus and concentration.
Toddler exercises and activities recognize that children learn by doing. Montessori materials are always accessible, attractive, safe, and geared for a child’s success. Activities are changed in response to children’s need for variety and challenge as they grow and learn. The safe, loving, gentle atmosphere puts children and parents at ease and makes for a trusting, spontaneous transition to school.
Primary | 3 -6 yrs
Primary children learn by doing. The concrete materials in the classroom allow the children to explore the world through their senses, through touch and motion, and by observing and engaging with others. One main feature of Montessori education is its hands-on approach to learning. Students work with specially designed materials, manipulating and investigating until they master the lesson inside. Teachers guide students through the curriculum as children are ready for each new challenge, introducing lessons and then letting children practice what they have learned. As children grow, the classroom materials grow with them in the sense that older children use the materials to explore curriculum in new and deeper ways.