Preschool & Kindergaten Room

Ages: 2 1/2 to 6 years
Our preschool and Kindergarten room is a beautiful, inspiring environment that meets each child's needs and interests with a wide variety of activities available for their choice in a child-size, homelike setting. The preschool class provides a stimulating, varied program designed to maximize a child’s natural inclination to learn.

Many new observers of Montessori classrooms are surprised to see small children, 3, 4, and 5 year olds, “working”. They see children who are familiar with the world globe and with continents and oceans, who understand and enjoy numerical concepts by using beads to explore units, tens, hundreds, and thousands, and who can build words with moveable letters. Maria Montessori once stated, “The child can only develop by means of experience in his environment. We call this experience work.”

The atmosphere in our classroom is calm, purposeful, and industrious. The children work alone or in small groups of two or three, exploring a concept, pursuing an answer, accepting a challenge. This program includes the kindergarten year. This is a very special year for children and we are looking forward to telling you about it.

The children enjoy their "work"with the classroom materials, and understand that learning gives them happiness, satisfaction, and a sense of who they are.

Having children of different ages in the same classroom allows the younger children to observe and learn from the older children, while the older children reinforce their skills and learn to be thoughtful, caring leaders.