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A program for Preschool & Kindergarten

A Strong Foundation for Success

PROGRAMME A program for Preschool
AGE 3 to 6 years
Ratios 2:25 (State Ratio 2:36)

A program for Preschool & Kindergarten

The Montessori primary classroom is designed for children aged 3 to 6 years old. This age group is also known as the “preschool” or “kindergarten” age group. Children in this age group are in a sensitive period for learning and are highly receptive to new information and experiences.

The Montessori primary classroom is specifically designed to cater to the developmental needs of this age group, providing a stimulating, child-centered environment that promotes exploration, experimentation, and self-discovery. The classroom is divided into specific learning areas that allow children to engage in a wide range of activities that promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

The Montessori primary curriculum is designed to be flexible and adaptable to each child’s unique needs and learning style, allowing them to work at their own pace and achieve their full potential. The Montessori primary classroom provides children with a strong foundation for future academic success and personal growth.

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Curriculum

The Montessori curriculum for primary classroom typically includes the following subject areas:

  1. Practical Life Skills: These activities focus on developing everyday life skills, such as pouring, washing, dressing, and cleaning. They help children develop fine motor skills, coordination, and concentration.
  2. Sensorial: These activities focus on developing the five senses and help children develop skills such as observation, discrimination, and categorization.
  3. Mathematics: The Montessori math curriculum introduces children to concepts such as counting, number recognition, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Children use Montessori math materials to explore and manipulate these concepts.
  4. Language: The Montessori language curriculum includes phonetic sounds, reading, writing, and grammar. Children learn to read and write using a variety of Montessori language materials and activities.
  5. Cultural Studies: The cultural studies curriculum includes geography, history, botany, zoology, and science. Children learn about the world around them through exploration, experimentation, and observation.
  6. Art and Music: Art and music are an integral part of the Montessori curriculum and are used to encourage self-expression, creativity, and appreciation of beauty.

The Montessori curriculum is designed to be child-centered, with a focus on hands-on learning, exploration, and self-discovery. The curriculum is flexible and adapts to each child’s unique needs and learning style, allowing children to work at their own pace and achieve their full potential.

Building a Strong Foundation: Preschool Can Help Your Child Succeed in Kindergarten

One of the main goals of the primary classroom is to prepare children for Kindergarten. Kindergarten is a child’s first significant educational transition from toddler exploration to school-age expectations. It is a bittersweet emotional event for both parent and child. It comes with significant changes – no naps, more structure, more expectations, and letting go of your 5-year-old can be hard.

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Mixed Aged Classrooms

Montessori classrooms are arranged so that younger children benefit from having older peers as role models and tutors. This helps assure that each child learns at his/her own pace even though it is the teacher who sets each child’s agenda. In the mixed-age classroom, children are always able to find a peer who is working at their level. Montessori teachers observe how commonly new students at all levels quickly become accustomed to the Montessori classroom mainly because of how the older children mentor the younger.

Curiosity is the Key - Inquiry Based Learning

Inquiry-based learning is a teaching approach that focuses on engaging students in hands-on, interactive, and collaborative activities that allow them to explore and investigate real-world problems and questions. It is based on the idea that learning is an active process and that students are more likely to retain and understand new information when actively discovering and exploring it for themselves.

In an inquiry-based learning environment, students are encouraged to ask questions, make observations, and test hypotheses as they work through a problem or topic. This process can involve various activities, such as conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing evidence, and developing and presenting solutions.

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Daily Schedule

Spanish, Music, and Yoga lessons are included as part of the program.

6:30 – 8:00
Extended Care in Poppies

8:00 – 8:30
Free Choice Activities

8:30 – 10:00
Breakfast and Montessori Independent Work Period

10:00 – 10:30
Elective Period (Spanish, Music, Yoga)

10:30 – 11:00
Montessori Independent Work Period

11:00 – 11:30
Playground

11:30 – 12:00
Montessori Independent Work Period

12:00 – 12:30
Lunch

12:30 – 2:00
Nap / Montessori Independent Work Period (1-on-1 lessons)

2:00 – 3:00
Montessori Independent Work Period

3:00 – 3:30
Playground

3:30 – 6:30
Extended Care in Poppies

Program Details

Curriculum

The preschool Montessori classroom materials cover developmental activities design to meet the needs of the child in five curriculum areas:

Spanish, Music, and Yoga lessons are included as part of the program.

Hands-on science experiments

Friday’s are Science Friday’s when the students get to work on new science experiments under the supervision of the instructor.

Practical life skills

Independence
Care of the environment
Care of person
Grace and courtesy
Sense of order
Concentration
Sensorial activities
Abstract ideas in concrete forms
Control of error
Orderly fashion
Aesthetically pleasing
Tactile discrimination
Auditory discrimination

Mathematics

Love of math at a young age
Confidence in working with large numbers
Symbols and quantities
Sorting and grading objects
Linear counting
Geometry (naming shapes, counting sides)

Language

Learning to write, then read by kindergarten
Oral language: vocabulary enrichment
Phonetic awareness
Grammar
Penmanship
Creative writing
Research

Cultural Studies

What is History?
Our changing world
Art/music/food tasting
Astronomy
Zoology
Botany

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