Age Groups

The Pre-Primary Environment: 18 months to 3 years
In the toddler rooms, a child can learn to distinguish different heights, lengths, weights, colors, sounds, smells, shapes, and textures. The language, math, geography, and science areas provide the child with ideas for their intellectual development.Language activities and materials increase vocabulary and conversational skills.

We use a number of multi-sensory, sequential, and self-correcting Montessori materials to facilitate learning. Materials for eye-hand coordination such as threading, bead stringing, cubes on pegs, spheres on horizontal pegs, puzzles, gluing, folding; and various practical life exercises, coloring, painting and cooking projects.

The environment provides space for movement, space for individual work, and space for group activities. Selected art placed low on the walls for art appreciation, as well as creative art activities. Through song and dance, and freedom of choice, the children have access to a variety of muscle activities

The Primary Environment: Ages 3 to 6
Montessori believed that these children aged three to six were passing from the unconscious to the conscious Absorbent Mind and ready for more refined type of sensorial experiences. It is the children’s development of personality and social behavior which is the essential aspect of Montessori education. The children’s good manners, their gentleness with each other, their confidence and ease with those both younger and older than themselves, including adults, their care with the environment, their eagerness and energy to learn, make clear the benefits of a Montessori education at this age. Maria Montessori believed that the years from three to six are the most critical period for nurturing curiosity and for laying the foundation for all future development.

The goals of the teacher at this age are to foster independence, and to support children in moving toward mastery of self and their environment. It is a totally prepared Montessori Environment designed to encourage children in their self directed discovery of the world through interest based activities in Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Geography, History, Art, Music and Science. These activities properly matched to the child’s ability level and interest help to develop within the child a love of learning. Fundamental to Montessori theory is the multi-age classroom. The class must include children age three to six and children can work either individually or in a small group, learning from and sharing with one another.

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