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Pre-School -K (2 1/2-6 years)

Primary (Pre-School-Kindergarten)

For children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years.

SCHEDULE

8:30 AM–11:45 AM: Montessori Primary Class This is the core of our program. All children attend 5 days a week. Children may be picked up before or after lunch. 11:30 AM–12:00 PM: Lunch (Children bring their own lunch)

Students enrolled in Primary 2 leave at 1:00 PM. 1:00 PM–3:30 PM: Afternoon nap for students in Primary 3. 1:00 PM–3:30 PM: Extended Day Program Older primary children who are ready for a full day of academics are invited to attend this program. For information on the before and after school care, see Flex Care.

 

The Program

THE PRIMARY PROGRAM COVERS FOUR BASIC AREAS:

PRACTICAL LIFE includes taking care of self, keeping one's work area clean and orderly, choosing a task and putting it away. Kindness and respect for others are emphasized.

SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE exposes your child to a variety of colors, sounds, shapes, and textures through specially-designed materials. Three dimensional manipulatives strengthen and organize their perceptions. Our sensory materials provide a concrete foundation for abstract concepts at the same time that they educate the senses. The sensorial area includes an introduction to music theory and note reading.

LANGUAGE includes working with materials which introduce children to reading, writing, and grammar concepts. Geography, botany, and zoology are considered part of the language area.

MATHEMATICS introduces the children to basic math concepts and operations including numeration, place value, regrouping and set theory.

THIS METHOD OF EDUCATION TENDS TO DEVELOP THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES IN CHILDREN:
  • Self discipline
  • Respect for others
  • Patience and the ability to share
  • Independence
  • Good work habits
  • Care and respect for the environment and others
  • Self confidence and self reliance
  • The desire to make a difference in the world

The EXTENDED DAY curriculum is for children who are a little older and ready for a full day of classroom work. These children are invited to stay for this program. The smaller extended day class allows more time for concentrated academic study along with special activities such as crafts and dancing.

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