“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experience in the environment.” – Maria Montessori
Program Offering for the 3-6 Classroom:
- Preprimary: 3 days/week on M/T/W
- Preprimary: 5 days/week
- Kindergarten: 5 days/week (K students must attend 5 days/week)
- Class time is 9:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
Our classroom offers specific educational practices common to Montessori programs which include multi-age groupings, beautiful and carefully designed learning environment, emphasis on teacher observation and research, a focus on the development of the whole child’s selection of materials from within an appropriate range, and consistent social and behavioral guidelines and expectations. The school is equipped fully with the Montessori materials of daily living, sensorial, math, language, art, science, and geography. There is also circle time for stories, community building and large muscle exercises.
At Family Montessori our goal is to provide children with opportunities for independence and self-exploration. We allow children to dress themselves, clean up after themselves, and look to other children for help. With many different activities in the classroom at any one time, there are opportunities for children to work together in small groups or individually and we respect and encourage them to make their own choices.
Children work at their own pace and we encourage their participation in responsibility for the community. As their first school experience, we want children to develop a love of learning, respect for others, and respect for the environment and the classroom.
Our Kindergarten program provides many opportunities to explore the variety of materials throughout the classroom. Further, Kindergartners are given exposure to more academic situations to prepare them for what they may encounter in elementary school. This Kindergarten year is the year where all the work and energy they’ve been putting in as preschoolers really comes together. It is their opportunity to be the leaders of the group and the role models for the rest of the class. With that comes a confidence that will carry them through their entire school experience.