18 months to 2 1/2 years (Toddlers)
A developmentally appropriate infant program is based on knowledge of the physical, emotional, social and cognitive abilities of the children served. The curriculum allows for maximum interaction between children and the teachers.
Walkers will be more on their own time schedule, each routine activity will be perceived as an integral part of the curriculum and teachers are trained to look for signs of a child’s need for independence.
Parental involvement is encouraged so that certain areas, such as potty training will be developed and discipline reinforced. Our curriculum will also foster the development of attachment to teachers, so that a resolution of separation problems can be solved.
The curriculum includes many kinds of play, development of gross and fine motor skills and the use of language and pre-math skills. Play materials for Walkers are large, safe and easy to manipulate, especially focusing on the gross motor skills of the child.
2 1/2 to 3 years (Pre-Nursery)
Dr. Montessori emphasized the importance of a rich and varied environment to promote the child’s basic needs for independence, exploration, building of trust and self esteem. Infants and toddlers not only need love and emotional nurturing but also exposure to appropriate experiences. This environment (our curriculum) is prepared to develop the powers given to the child by nature.
The developmental areas are as follows: Physical, Sensory, Perceptual, Self-Help skills, Language, Pre-math concepts and Social and Emotional. In the discoverers classroom, the materials are aimed at developing gross and fine motor skills. A small part of the Montessori curriculum will be introduced in this classroom. Discoverers will also have arts and crafts, music & movement, mini-gym and library in their curriculum.
3 years to 4 years (Nursery)
Three year olds are full of wonder and spend a lot of time watching, observing, and imitating. Their imagination is working at all times. During this age, they are particularly interested in perfecting their fine motor skills. The activities prepared for this age level will provide them with opportunities to A to pour, mix, mash and squeeze. At this age, children will also develop their princer grip as they get involved with writing and drawing activities. As they grow physically so does their development of gross motor skills. Hopping, climbing and skipping are activities that the children will be involved in their everyday activities.
The classroom itself is a prepared environment designed to provide children with only positive experiences. Our teachers skillfully plan engaging learning activities that build upon what your child can do, encouraging exploration along the way. Traditional subjects such as math, language skills and science are integrated into the daily learning and often introduced in the context of play. The classroom offers social learning—playing together to develop healthy development and underlies children’s ability for later academic learning. Our teachers are especially attuned to the emotional quality of classroom interactions and help children identify emotions (their own and others’) and learn problem-solving strategies.
4 years to 5 years (Kindergarten)
This age group marks the beginning of the kindergarten years, where children grow to become slightly more independent. Our kindergarten program provides students with an opportunity to learn basic academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. In addition, the students develop social skills through creative activities, learning centers, art projects, music and physical fitness. In these years, we focus on strengthening the early foundations established and ensuring your child has the necessary language and numeracy skills for Primary School. A whole range of enrichment programs also are in store for your child, helping to further add fun to the learning journey through classes like computers, music and movement, thematic learning and more
5 years to 6 years (Preparatory)
The curriculum is a melting of the traditional academic instruction with the Montessori approach.