Montessori method of education is based on Dr. Montessori’s scientific observations about how children learn as they progress from birth to adulthood. Our Montessori curriculum covers fine key learning areas including practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language and culture.
Toddler program (18 Months to 3 years)
Our toddler classrooms are made of mostly practical Life activities some of sensorial materials and language materials. Toddler materials specially designed for toddlers to prepare them for advance work. We provide a safe, engaging, nurturing environment for children. Develop confident in their emerging abilities. Develop fine motor skills, language skills and offer opportunities to gain independence in daily tasks.
Practical Life activities
Practical Life activities help children learn how to take care of themselves and their environment. Pouring, scooping, spooning, sorting (Colors, sizes, shapes) threading beads, using tongs to transfer objects, open and close exercises, folding cloths, puzzle with large knobs, cutting papers, roll and unroll rugs, washing hands, potty training.
Sensorial materials were designed by Dr. Montessori to help children express their sensory experiences. Pink Tower, Small cylinder blocks, Color tablets box 1 and box 2.
Language materials are designed to enhance vocabulary and spoken language.
Sand paper latters, puzzles, matching (picture-picture, objects-pictures) Listening to stories, handling books, coloring with big crayons, markers, card materials (around the house, pets, animals, fruits, vegetables, flowers)
Sensorial materials encourage children to understand basic math concepts such as number recognition, counting and sequencing of numbers.
Sand paper numbers, counting materials, sorting materials, stacking, blocks and puzzles.
Art and Music
Music and movement
Sing and dance, Instruments, recordings.
Children 3yrs – 6yrs
Our primary classroom environment designed with low easily accessible shelves, tables and chairs. Classrooms are filled with Practical life, Sensorial, language, Mathematics and other activities that develop the whole personality of the child. Montessori prepared environment give children freedom of choice, freedom of movement, freedom to interact socially. As Montessori adults we closely observe children and help them whenever they need help. Our classrooms serve 20- 22 children in mixed groups.
Practical life activities
It is important for children to practice daily practical skills that are useful in life. Children can use these materials to take care of themselves and the environment. Also these activities help the child develop order, concentration, coordination and independence.
Pouring, spooning, scooping, sorting, threading, cleaning a table, sweeping, use dust pan and a brush, dusting, mopping, washing hands, how to use a tissue, carrying a mat, chair, tray, jug, book, knife, scissors, frames, offer a pen, scissors, knife, book,
Sit and stand from a chair, sitting on the line, walking on the line, unroll and roll a rug, opening and turning pages of a book, open and close containers, bottles, lunch box, folding clothes, polishing shoes, arranging flowers, cutting vegetables, ironing clothes.
Greeting a person, thank you, excuse me, offering help, good table manners, good hygiene, taking turns and sharing.
Jumping, kicking a ball, roll a ball, skipping, marching, walk on the line, walk on tiptoe.
Sensorial materials help the child to categorize, compare different heights, lengths, weights, shapes, colors, sounds and textures.
Cylinder blocks, pink tower, broad stairs, red rods, color tablets, constructive triangles, knob less cylinders, geometrical cabinet, touch boards, touch tablets, fabrics, baric tablets, blind fold exercises, mystery bag, sound boxes, drawing insets, smelling jars, geometrical solids, binomial cubes.
Using language materials children develop the power of communication and expression and development of thoughts. Language activities such as sandpaper letters and moveable alphabet help children to learn phonetic sounds and how to compose words phonetically. The environment and our Montessori adults supports and help children build confident and meaningful activities.
Sand paper letters, sound analysis with moveable alphabet, spelling, metal insets, chalkboards, writing on paper, reading materials, phonetic object box, phonogram object box, phonogram activity boxes, little booklets, word cards, matching pictures with words, books, farm game, noun activity and verb activity.
Math materials must be carefully present when the child is ready. It is also important for adult to observe the child’s work.
Sand paper numbers, number rods and cards, spindle boxes, concept of zero, cards and counters, Seguin board, addition stripe board, subtraction stripe board, decimal system beads, cards, hundred board, stamp game, multiplication board, division board, word problems, skip counting, small bead frame, large bead frame and fractions.
Cultural activities help children to experience music, artwork, and community. Geography, botany, science are all included in this area. Through cultural activities children develop an awareness and appreciation of the world around them.
Children learn continents, puzzle maps, globes, US map, flag, oceans, different countries and flags, land and water forms.
Children plant their own seeds every year and observe the seeds grow. Also they learn parts of a tree, flower, botany cards, living and non living exercises, land-water-air exercises, rock sorting activities, animals and their habitats, We have an indoor big room for extra activities such as dance, gymnastic, soccer, Spanish and use in for bad weather.
We believe that nature should be used to inspire children. We use natural learning materials include real rocks, shells, flowers, vegetables rather than plastic. Also materials should be child’s size so that child is able to use them without depending on adults.
Everything in the classroom is part of curriculum, child – sized, colorful, inviting and accessible. Our classrooms at all levels nurture each child’s individual strengths and interests. Montessori education encourages children to explore their world and develop fully.