“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to age six.”
-Dr. Maria Montessori
Throughout the entire Montessori environment, the child hears and is encouraged to use precise vocabulary. The language materials first introduce the child to the marvelous twenty-six letters of the alphabet and their phonetic sounds, which later enables the child to begin building words, sentences and whole stories using the moveable alphabet.
The young child naturally has a mathematical mind. They have the capacity to reason, to calculate and to estimate. The Mathematics materials assist the child in developing their mathematical skills.
Practical Life materials and exercises develop coordination, concentration, organization and independence while achieving skills to care for themselves and the environment.
The Sensorial materials provide a range of activities and exercises for the child to explore. The Montessori materials help the child in learning to differentiate between sizes, shapes, sounds, colors, textures, and taste.
Through Monthly Unit Studies, taught in a “traditional structured group setting”, your child will be introduced to the study of Science, History, Geography, Art, and Music. Each month your child’s classroom will Explore, Discover, and Learn about different Unit Studies, such as: Life Cycles, Plant Life, our World, the Solar System, the Five Food Groups, our Five Senses, Dental Hygiene, the Heart, Cultural Traditions, celebration of Holidays, and many more!