Our Campus starts with Infants as young as 6 weeks. We have mixed age groups in our Early Childhood Communities including Infant, Toddler & Primary. Children are introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) starting in infancy which carries through our Primary program. Montessori works, teacher directed activities and STEM materials are also applied to our curriculum. Tracking milestones, diaper changing and bottles (if applicable) as well as photographs and Teacher communication is done with Transparent classroom.
Infant Program (6 weeks to 18 months)
Infants learn everything through their senses and the learning environment is specially prepared with this in mind. We use age-appropriate Montessori and traditional materials that foster curiosity and promote play-based learning. Our teachers work with your child to develop skills in four main areas: motor, social/emotional, sensory, and cognitive
We use many hands-on learning materials. Infants learn equilibrium and hand/eye coordination with the Object Permanence Box material, the Imbucare Box, Three Piece Circle Puzzle, Knobbed Cylinders, and many more Montessori works. Infants love the mobile hanger, the bell on a ribbon, and the shapes puzzle.
Many materials in the Infant community adapt to challenge your child as he/she progresses through the multitude of milestones.
Toddler Program (18 months to 36 months)
Toddlers love our small community filled with toddler-sized furniture and materials specifically designed for them. Our prepared environment for the Toddler community provides children with a calm, orderly space that encourages discovery.
Our toddler community teacher-to-student ratios are 1:6 during the Montessori Work Cycle and 1:8 during nap time and outdoor recess.
Our toddlers learn through five learning pathways that include Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Culture.
Primary Program (3 to 6 years)
Our primary children thrive in our carefully prepared environment of lessons aimed to guide their development of fine and gross motor skills, independence, creativity, practical life skills, sensory refinement, logical sequencing, as well as providing a sturdy foundation in language and mathematics. We strive to aid our Primary students in attaining the following skills:
- Refinement of fine motor skills through the use of Practical Life and Sensorial lessons
- Social skills development through participating in Grace & Courtesy lessons and practicing the use of expressive language
- Encourage respect and care for self, others, and environment
- Foster self-discipline and self-confidence
- Continued and expanded use of American Sign Language [ASL] to help increase communication skills
- Verbal language attainment through vocabulary lessons with 3-part language cards and small objects
- Written language
- Development of a strong mathematical foundation through the use of hands-on manipulatives progressing from concrete practice to abstraction of mathematical concepts
- Self-serving, scraping one’s plate, and use of table manners at meals
- Appreciation of the natural world through outdoor exploration
- Music and movement activities to guide coordination skills
Placement in our Primary Program is determined by more than just age. Emotional maturity, bathroom and dressing independence, self-regulation, and developmental/behavioral milestones are all taken into consideration before permanent placement is made.
All children are required to be fully potty trained before entering our Primary Program.