“Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.” ~ Maria Montessori
Children learn skills that will be used for life. We focus on caring for the person, the environment, and lessons in grace and courtesy. The activities included in this area are pouring, spooning, dusting a table, polishing, washing hands, dressing frame, serving, greeting a person, introduction them-self and many other activities using real-life objects in a child-sized environment.
The children are provided with hands-on materials, which allows them to understand mathematical concepts and concrete experiences. The children work with objects to hold, count, and manipulate before being introduced to abstract concepts.
Children get to develop their creativity while practicing different skills thats assist with learning their writing skills. Common activities in the art area include tracing, pocking, drawing, and painting. Also, children get to experience different materials and textures while creating their masterpiece.
The sensorial area is divided into six categories: size, form, color, tactile, gustatory, olfactory, and auditor. The specially designed and mathematically precise tactile materials teach children to differentiate, match, contrast, and grade with each of their senses in order to gain a greater perception of their environment.
Provide children initial exposure to the many areas of knowledge that they will encounter throughout life, enabling them to develop an early interest in learning about the world, science and nature, history and culture, and music and art.
Reading and writing start at an early age by building our student’s phonemic awareness. The children learn the sounds of letters imprinted as sandpaper characters, developing a “muscular memory.” After they are introduced to blending exercises with the moveable alphabet. Also, they learn the use of metal insets are an exercise used to refine pencil control and help to improve writing skills