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Guiding the Child's Education and Development
Programs We Offer:
image Infant/Toddler Program

The Infant Community is designed for babies and for those who are comfortably walking.

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Children who are between the ages of three to six years of age enjoy the work of the Children's House.

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Our Kindergarten Program prepares the young child for entry into first grade with many reading at the second grade level when they leave.

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The Cultural Subjects in a Montessori classroom include Botany, Zoology, other Sciences, History, Art, and Music. Suzuki violin is offered at our School as part of Cultural Subjects.

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Kindergarten Program

thumb imageWithin the Kindergarten (upper early childhood) class, children transition from a sense of parallel play, defined in the previous paragraph, to an attitude of cooperative play. During this stage of development, the child gravitates toward a desire to work along with her/his peers. The child has moved from a sense of working alone, among a group of children, to working along with the group. The Kindergarten classroom allows these concepts to develop naturally through the role modeling of the teachers as well as the integration of age levels and interests.

In this environment, the children explore these Montessori materials in a more advanced manner. In mathematics, concepts of 1-10 progress into addition and subtraction with the golden bead material which are used for counting.

The sensorial area concentrates more on geometry that eventually ties in with concepts in math. Language and reading materials guide the child toward recognition of the alphabet both by letter as well as phonetically. Upon mastery of these tasks, pre-reading and reading skills are integrated with the use of small primer books designed at allowing the child to begin putting together in book form, what she/he has experienced visually. Writing extensions are integrated here to strengthen the interest in reading. D’Nealian Style Manuscript handwriting is incorporated in all areas of the classroom, both in pre-writing or tracing activities, along with actual experience stories. The children move through writing of lower case letters first, and follow with the UPPER CASE LETTERS.

The practical life area of the classroom enables the child to extend her/his concentration and coordination of independence into a stronger sense of order for the future. The cultural subjects in Kindergarten explore the areas of zoology, botany, geography, history, art and music. Within each area, specific units of study are presented. Physical education is also explored within a group process indoors as well as out.

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