The classrooms are designed to take advantage of the child’s sensitive years between the ages of 2 to 6. The child best absorbs information from an enriched environment. The areas of this environment are:
Practical Life: Exercises that enhance the safety and development of the child. Intellectual organization and independence are learned through care of self (hygiene), care of the environment, exercises of grace, courtesy, and refinement of physical movement.
Sensorial: Materials enable the child to order, classify, seriate and describe sensory impressions in relation to length, width, temperature, mass and color.
Montessori Math: Manipulative materials allow the child to learn by internalizing the concepts of numbers, symbols, sequences, sets, place values, operations and memorization of basic facts.
Language: Works includes oral language development, written expressions, reading, the study of grammar, children’s literature. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed through the use of sandpaper letters, moveable alphabet, and various presentations. All of which allow children to effortlessly link sounds with the letter symbols and to express their thoughts through writing.
Nutrition: The focus of all meals should be a nutritious, well-balanced meal. Snacks are prepared by Staff and sometimes the children. Nutritious snacks of vegetables, fruit, cheese, peanut butter, whole grain breads, crackers and juice are provided.
The child is also presented with geography, history, life, science, music, art, and movement education.
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