Dr. Montessori believed that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts from a pre-selected course of studies, but rather to cultivate the child’s own natural desire to learn.
Our school is there to offer an optional early education for young children through the Montessori setting.
The program consists of carefully planned days filled with opportunities for individual and group activities, indoor and outdoor play and nutritious snacks in a warm and caring environment. Within this carefully prepared environment, the child may freely choose activities which pertain to daily life, including care of the person, care of the environment, grace and courtesy which lead to the development of personal independence, problem solving and respect for both themselves and the community.
Intellectual independence is aided through development of the senses. It is through manipulation of concrete materials that the child comes to learn the basic essentials of mathematics, language and the world in which we live.
We are strongly committed to keeping the teacher to student ratio of 1 to 5 for the toddlers class.
Our toddler program is for children 18 Months to 2.5 years of age. The Program offers our youngest students an opportunity to explore the Montessori preliminary activities in the practical life, sensorial, language and culture areas of the classroom. Accompanied by gross motor activities (Gym), French and Music circles as well as creative arts and crafts, this program is designed to meet the specific needs of an active toddler.
We are strongly committed to keeping the teacher to student ratio of 1 to 8 for the preschool class.The Casa Program is offered to children who are between the ages of 2.5 to 6 years old. The children will be working in the following five areas:
- 1. Practical Life Exercises
- 2. Sensorial Exercises
- 3. Mathematics
- 4. Language
- 5. Culture