The Toddler Program is for children from 2 years onwards. The Curriculum understands the dynamic nature of these foundational years. It supports the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of each child.
Toddlers strengthen speech and language development, in addition to both fine and gross motor skills- all as they explore self, family and the world in which they live.
Teachers implement various Montessori lessons to develop skills, abilities and traits that the student shows a readiness for.
They work with Montessori materials designed to enhance student’s sensory recognition, concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect. These pillar elements will allow Toddlers to learn and progress with an extremely well grounded and diverse foundation.
The Primary program is for children from 2 1/2 to 6 years. In this mixed-age environment children learn by doing. The concrete materials in the classroom allow the children to explore the world through their senses, through touch and motion, and by observing and engaging with others. The curriculum includes
Independence, concentration, coordination and social skills are learned and refined through the exercises of Practical Life. Whether it is preparing snack or arranging flowers, children feel a sense of accomplishment and joy.
Primary age children are sensorial learners. Lessons in this area are designed to foster and support the refinement of the senses. Through exploration of the Sensorial materials, children categorize and organize the qualities of the world around them.
The Language program focuses on spoken language, writing and reading. Starting with cursive sandpaper letters and phonetic sounds, children experience a wide range of lessons that prepare them for creative writing and reading phonetically and in some cases fluently.
The decimal bead material gives children a strong foundation and a deep understanding of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They are then presented with lessons that help them to memorize simple math facts.
The concepts of earth, water, continents and countries are explored in this area. Children learn an extensive vocabulary for botany, zoology and cultural concepts.