The Preschool – Kindergarten Program is a nurturing and stimulating environment for children ages 3 – 6 that promotes developmentally appropriate opportunities for learning and personal growth. Order, coordination, concentration, and independence form the cornerstone goals of this program. Children thrive in an environment that provides the modeling behavior of older children, space for movement, and hands-on learning materials.
Grace and courtesy lessons are very important at this stage in a child’s development, as they are learning to function in a social environment.
Respecting rights and property of others
Social grace and manners
Resolving conflict appropriately
Expressing feelings verbally
Good concentration skills!
Communicating freely with peers
Relating well with peers and adults
Initiating interaction with peers
These years nurture the growth of children’s independence, self-esteem, and self-discipline while introducing children to the basics of academics.
Accepting new situations
Exhibiting self control
Handling stressful situations
Joy in discovery!
Independence & self-direction
Positive attitude encouraged
Developing positive self image, self confidence
Initiating own work
Respecting materials Expressing joy in discovery
Welcoming new challenges
Observing carefully Exhibiting good concentration
Improving memory retention
Choosing challenging work!
Increasing attention span Persisting at a task
Developing decision making skills
Choosing challenging work Completing work cycle
Learning to work without disturbing others
Practical Life Skills
Children learn real-work skills including care of the environment such as watering plants, care of self such as learning to tie shoelaces, and care of others such as serving snacks.
Control of movements
Recognize and respond to orderliness
Independently care for environment and self
Improve eye-hand coordination
Correctly use manipulative materials
Large and small muscle growth
Rhythmical movement with music
Children learn to organize their environment, through their senses, for example, sorting sounds into categories of loud or soft.
The Montessori environment allows teachers
to provide one-on-one assistance
Children learn about maps, the calendar and clocks, and right and left.
Geography of the body: left and right
World map – continents
Recognizes land and water forms
Student learns about States!
Flags: US and foreign
Days of the week
Months of the year
Awareness of self and others
Children learn the phonetic sounds that go with the letter symbols so they can later group letters together, make words, and read.