The Montessori preschool classroom allows the children to move, touch, manipulate and explore. It gives the children freedom to choose their own work without unnecessary interference from an adult. In this environment, they learn to work independently, based on their own initiative, which builds concentration and self-discipline.
The wide range of activities, with gradual levels of difficulty, allows the child to undertake projects suitable to his or her stage of development. As each child progresses at his own pace, there are no feelings of inadequacy or boredom as they are not compared to each other. The children naturally move towards classmates with similar interests, regardless of age.
All the materials for each area of the classroom are arranged invitingly on low, open shelves. The children choose what they like and they may work with the materials for as long as it holds their interest. Every material in a Montessori classroom isolates one concept. For example the pink tower is made up of ten pink cubes of varying sizes. The child constructs a tower with the largest cube on the bottom and the smallest cube on the top. The materials isolates the concept of size. The materials are also self-correcting. When a piece does not fit or is left over, the child easily perceives the error. The child is able to solve problems by him/herself, building independence, analytical thinking and receives the satisfaction that comes from true accomplishment.
At Montessori, we believe in mixed age groups. Therefore, each program has children of ages 3 to 6.
Program hours include a 15 minute drop off/ pick up time
Morning Program - 8:45 am to 11:45 am
Afternoon Program - 12:45 pm to 3:45 pm
There is no parent fundraising or volunteering required. If you wish to volunteer at any time during the schoolyear we can accommodate that.
For tuition information and registration forms please contact us. Below is further information about the school as well as our calendar.