Class Levels & Curriculum

CLASS LEVELS

nido

Children begin their path toward independence in our Montessori Nido Community which caters to children ages 12 to 24 months.


Transition

Our Transition level caters to ages 24 months to 3 years.  This classrooms allows the children to learn to work in a prepared environment that addresses the need for sensory experiences, practical life skills, motor refinement and oral language development. Our transition level caters to ages 24 months to 3 years. 


primary

Our Primary Montessori Classroom is a prepared environment offering children activities in Practical Life Skills, Mathematics, Language, Sensorial, Art and Cultural Areas. This environment caters to ages 3 to 7 years old. 


CURRICULUM

PRACTICAL LIFE

Helps your child do their part in daily living routines, to take turns, share space and understand the feelings of others. The focus is on care of the environment and of self. These developmentally appropriate activities help the child master hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem solving and concentration. 

 

MATHEMATICS

Children use hands on materials to acquire the experiential foundation that will lead them to the abstraction of mathematical concepts.

 

PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES

Through hands on manipulation of materials, children internalize the concepts of size, dimension, color, weight, form, smell, taste, sound and texture–and eventually the language to verbalize them. These materials encourage versatility and experimentation, as well as order–eventually elevating to concepts such as geography. 

 

CULTURAL STUDIES

Children learn about the world at large and the concept of time in tandem with awareness of their own growth and age. The cultural elements of tradition, symbols, food, clothing, customs and beliefs are brought to life with their own family traditions and those of their peers.

 

Art, music, motor skills and spanish

Children explore their inner voice and the expression of it across art mediums, movements and music. Spanish is taught through games, songs, visual cues and peer interaction.

 

language

The exploration of language is done through developmentally appropriate hands-on materials that appeal to every one of the senses and learning styles.

 

sensorial

The child gains tools and knowledge to complete and understand their sensory exploration of the world. The sensorial materials enable a child to clarify and internalize such concepts as size, shape, color, taste and sound. The sensorial materials also provide a basis for the development of other skills, such as music, mathematics or language.