We offer Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes for children ages 2 - 6 years
old. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6:00 PM and are under the direction of certified Montessori teachers.
Because of our limited class size, children receive the individual attention they need for optimum growth and development.
Based on the Montessori philosophy, our classrooms are designed to accommodate all the areas of child development.
Dr. Montessori discovered that the "development of the senses precedes that of
superior intellectual activity." The sensorial materials train children to discriminate the
differences in forms, colors, textures and smells. The refinement of the senses develops
critical thinking, concentration and sequencing, which is preparation for the more
complex education of math, reading and writing.
Activities in Practical Life are designed to teach children how to function in their own environment on a daily basis. These tasks
enable the children to gain independence, developing their abilities to operate without unnecessary aid. With activities that support
the need for one-to-one correspondence and order, children learn the tools necessary for education in math and language.
Maria Montessori believed that in a child's language development, writing precedes reading.
movable alphabet. The two activities work in conjunction to spontaneously develop the
children's writing skills, which in turn develop their reading skills.
Preparation for the exactness of Mathematics is developed in the order of the Practical Life and Sensorial activities.
Mathematic activities are presented in a visual and tactile manner, allowing children to feel and understand the quantities
presented to them before learning about the abstract concepts of numerals and their functions
Animal Care - Small Pets
Our Montessori gardening program is a
hands-on growing experience! The program
teaches children will experience first hand
the life cycle of plants, from seed to
harvest, and begin to understand the
relationship from garden to table.
Music is an integral part of our Montessori program. The children are exposed to music
workshops as well as daily movements, finger plays and songs. They are also exposed to
classical music which provides a soothing background as they work.
Children find creative ways to express themselves through art. At the pre-conceptual and
intuitive stages of development, children need the sensory stimulation of handling clay,
coloring with crayons, markers and pencils, and cutting with scissors. Their individual artistic
styles are developed as they gain control of their fine-motor movements
Yoga and Movement
Movement classes allow the children to explore the physical attributes of their bodies and experiment with a wide variety of
physical abilities. Movement lessons within the pre-school curriculum strive to enhance each child's physical growth and
development. Children work to develop useful practical skills such as eye-hand coordination, eye-foot coordination, balance,
strength and agility.