"The child should love everything he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked." ~ Maria Montessori
Preschool Montessori & Academic Program Outline
Practical Life Skills - Develops memory, attention span, concentration, coordination,
and motor control. Skills taught are used in every day life such as: buttoning,
zipping, pouring, tying, spooning, sifting, stringing, sorting, snapping, cleaning,
Sensorial - Anything that involves the five senses. Some skills associated with Sensorial
materials are visual perception, depth, color, height, width, taste, touch and fine
motor control. A variety of materials are used to develop these senses such as: knobbed
cylinders, rough & smooth boards, variation in texture materials, etc. A broad variety
of shapes from a square to a rhombus to various types of triangles such as a right
angle triangle to an isosceles triangle.
Phonics and Vocabulary Enrichment - Introduced to beginning, middle and ending sounds.
Sounding out three letter words; then moving into spelling and reading.
Math - Includes counting, number and quantity recognition. After progressing with
these concepts, students move into the four operations of addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division.
Science - Includes subjects such as plants, animals, weather, continents, planets,
Social Studies - Includes self, manners, families, school, neighborhood, community
Computer Technology - basic operations of a variety of programs.
Spanish - Concepts taught include counting, colors, greetings/farewells, clothing,
parts of the body, food, etc.
Music - Explored daily by the Montessori lead teacher and assistants..
Physical Education - a structured P.E. class conducted twice a week.
Optional classes include Karate (minimum age 3 years), Dance (minimum age 3 years),
Piano (minimum age 5 years)