Ages 3 - 6 Years
Our lead teachers are Montessori trained and devoted to the process of helping children foster their independence and nurture their love of learning.
Following the same structure of the Toddler level, the environment of the Montessori Primary community is also beautiful and orderly. As with all Montessori environments, it also contains furniture appropriate in size for children, according to their age, with furniture and materials made of wood or other natural substances. Typical of Montessori, the outdoor environment includes materials and activities that help the children develop coordination, equilibrium, and strength.
The Primary level curriculum focuses on the following developmental areas:
- Everyday Living Skills
- Sensorial-Sensory Training
- The Montessori Approach to Language Arts
- Montessori Mathematics
- History and Geography
- Movement / Music
- Science and Nature
- Three-Year Learning Cycle
Children in the primary program have what we call a “living classroom.” The children evaluate and choose their activities from open shelves and work in distinct work areas – on tables or on rugs on the floor. As time passes, the children develop a “normalized community” working with high concentration and minimal interruptions.
Parents are key to their child’s learning. We encourage open communication with teachers, and daily open dialogue with your child about what happens in their classroom. Ask them specific questions and really try to dig into what they engaged with during their work periods.