Growth for all Stages
We are dedicated to using developmentally appropriate practices in a warm, loving and safe environment. Our play-based curriculum provides for growth in all developmental domains and uses materials, activities, and guidance to enhance children’s cognitive, language, social-emotional, creative, and physical development. We integrate additional key content areas including literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, health and safety and the arts. Children are encouraged to express themselves in a wide variety of ways including music, painting, drama, song, movement, and play. We help children become independent thinkers, problem solvers, and skilled communicators. Our teachers model respectful, effective communication as well as kindness, acceptance, and consideration for others.
It is important to note that the majority of Kindergarten teachers say social-emotional skills (such as the ability to focus on a task, persistence, impulse control, and cooperation with peers) are the most crucial skills for successful kindergarteners.
Our carefully prepared, mixed-age classrooms contain the many materials scientifically developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The children have the opportunity to work with these materials in the areas of practical life, sensory exploration, language development, mathematical understanding, geography, botany, music and art.
The teacher guides the children’s work, and allows them to move forward at their own pace. The students become self-confident, enthusiastic and joyful learners with remarkable focus and concentration. Our classrooms offer plenty of opportunities for social interaction and children learn to cooperate and respect each other.
The Montessori classroom environment and activities are carefully arranged in the following areas: