(Ages 2 ½ – 5Yrs)
Dr. Montessori observed that children go through various sensitive stages in which they are very receptive to learning specific skills. She stressed the importance of developing the senses between the ages of two and six when the child naturally wishes to use and perfect his/her senses. Thus, the materials used by the children are designed for them to learn by seeing, touching, hearing feeling and moving.
The Montessori prepared environment allows children to meet their needs through individual, spontaneous activities; the child’s sensitivities guide his choice. The children work with scientifically selected materials to build concentration and self-discipline, while learning skills. Their education is an active rather than passive process where the child educates him or herself. Class time is an individual or small group format, although at some part of each day the entire group is together for singing, story telling and movement activities.
Dr. Montessori realized that if the child is guided during this crucial period to perfect his natural tools for learning (the senses, the hand, the intelligence) and to grow towards self-discipline and independence, then he/she will develop a sturdiness of character and natural love for learning that will last the child all their life.
(Ages 1 ½ – 2 ½ Yrs)
The primary goal of our toddler program is to create a nurturing and secure environment where young children can do what they do best – explore everything! The main focus is language and motor development, assisting the child in developing self-help skills (including toilet training), and helping children build trust in relationships.
The entire toddler environment is designed to allow the children to explore and to develop concentration and coordination. The teachers observe the children each day and monitor their development and readiness. Social interaction, language skills, independence, food preparation, music and movement activities are integral to the Montessori toddler experience.
(Ages 06-18 Months)
The main goal of our infant program, is to ensure that we create a safe and comfortable environment for them to grow and learn during the crucial time of their life. The main focus will be to help them gain trust in their surroundings and getting them ready for their Pre-Casa program.
The following categories: Hand-Eye Coordination, Language, Sensory, Teething, Music, Math & Science, will be part of their day to day activities in order for them to get prepared for the next step ahead.