The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.
~ Maria Montessori
The Primary Program consists of children from ages 3 to 6. Kindergartners are the leaders as they are the oldest in the class. Educating children of different ages together provides unique opportunities for individual development. Younger children are fascinated by the activities of older children and learn from them by imitation and interaction. Older children experience leadership and mastery of their environment as they initiate activities and take on more responsibility. They experience what it feels like to be a leader, and how to nurture and encourage someone who is less skilled than they have become. At the same time, they continue their own learning as there are no upper limits to the curriculum. Both younger and older children enjoy a sense of achievement and build confidence that lasts a lifetime.
The beauty of Montessori is that the students learn by doing. The concrete materials in the classroom allows students to explore the world through their senses, through touch and motion, and by observing and engaging with others. The hands-on approach to learning gives children the opportunity to experience the world of knowledge in a way unlike traditional education. Students work with specially designed materials, manipulating and investigating until they master the lesson inside. As children are ready for each new challenge, teachers guide students through the curriculum, introducing lessons and then letting children practice and explore what they have learned. As children grow, the classroom materials grow with them in their journey in their thirst for knowledge in new and exciting ways, rich and deeper in thought.
The 3-6 year old goes through an intense period of change, including the transition to cooperative learning with other children and more complex social interactions. They will experience an explosion in leading to beginning skills in writing and reading, the dawn of number sense and the infrastructure of math along with great changes in motor and physical development.
Our teachers will respond to the your child's growing changes in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development with lessons that are appropriate and challenging to support growth and emerging capabilities.