Children’s House / Early Childhood

(2 1/2 to 6-year-old children)


The Children’s House program is a traditional Montessori program comprised of a three-year learning cycle in a well-prepared environment that meets the developmental needs of the 2 1/2 to 6-year-old child. The classroom is equipped with specially designed, age-appropriate materials that help the child to learn a variety of subject areas in a holistic manner that involves the senses, incorporates movement, and addresses different learning modalities. The environment encourages the child to gain skills in many areas in order to become independent and self-confident. It encourages the child to explore with the materials, as she/he builds academic and social skills.

 

MORNING PROGRAM
8:15 – 11:45, Monday – Friday

This program includes community sharing time, individual work time, and outside gardening and playtime.

 

FULL DAY PROGRAM WITH NAP
8:15 – 3:15, Monday – Friday

This program is for children who need a rest time in the afternoon. It includes the morning time as described above, followed by lunch, story time and nap time.

 

FULL DAY PROGRAM
8:15 – 3:15, Monday – Friday

This program includes the morning time as described above, followed by lunch, playground time, and an afternoon session during which the children become involved in extended activities, especially in Geography and Science.

A kindergarten program is offered to our continuing students or children with previous Montessori experience at other schools. These children are in the 2 1/2 to 6-year-old classroom but have individualized time daily to meet as a group. These children are then eligible to continue on into our elementary class.