“The essential thing is to arouse such an interest that it engages the child’s whole personality.” ~ Maria Montessori
General Information About the Preschool Program
Dr. Montessori described the classroom as a “graceful living space,” a prepared environment carefully designed to offer beauty, order and reality to the child. Montessori teaching materials: cubes, spheres, cylinders, bells, cards and counters, golden beads, prisms, sandpaper letters, movable alphabets and puzzle maps, appeal to all the senses. These unique materials help your child understand what is learned – by associating an abstract concept with a concrete sensorial experience. Hands and mind work together – doing rather than merely observing. Children are free to move about the classroom and choose work that is of interest to them. Our teachers are specially trained to guide each child individually through the curriculum. Each child’s progress is monitored daily. Parent conferences are scheduled twice during the year, along with progress reports. Our curriculum includes: practical life activities, sensorial materials, cultural activities, language and communication, and mathematics.