Within a defined but flexible curriculum, the Montessori Teachers craft lessons that are accessible for children at different levels of development.
This is our toddler program beginning from 12 months to 3 years. This is the time we aid children in developing focus and sustained attention. Teaching them completion of work – to begin a task and completing it and making them independent is very important.
A lot of emphasis is given on hand eye coordination, motor skills, and control of the body. Potty training is an important part of the toddler program. Music, Spanish, Mandarin, and Outdoor play/PE are part of the curriculum.
This is our Early Childhood stage – 2.5/3-5 years. Every child contains unique and boundless potential; the role of the teacher is to guide children and help them develop on their own terms. After a child is assessed [challenging points in the different areas], the teacher starts working. Teachers vary the pace of instruction in the basic skills, enabling each child to achieve both personal and academic success. In small groups, as part of whole class activities, and in one- to-one sessions with teachers, opportunities are provided to encourage children to become active and independent learners. Different areas – Language, Math, Cultural, Science, Sensorial, and Practical life are emphasized in the classroom. Music, Spanish, Mandarin, Outdoor play/PE, and Greenhouse are part of the curriculum.
Starting from 5+ the Elementary curriculum is introduced. Around this time the teachers are focusing on moving from the abstract to the concrete. Lot of emphasis is given to writing and math concepts. Work hours get longer and children are prepared for the area public, private, and charter schools. The curriculum is also enhanced by the study of Chess. Our Chess Program provides instruction to all children kindergarten and above. In addition to being fun, chess is a useful tool for developing young students' problem-solving skills, focus, and logical thinking.
Extracurricular activities are activities that students participate in that do not fall into the realm of normal curriculum of school. We emphasize a lot on extra-curricular activities. Different age groups have different programs. Music, Spanish, Mandarin, PE, Greenhouse, Art, Chess, Nutrition/Cooking, and Basic Programming are different areas that the children are exposed to. The whole idea of extra-curricular activities is to give a break to the children and teachers in their daily curriculum. Specialists in the areas come and engage the children in these activities. The payoff could be discovering a new talent and a good way for kids to be social in a more relaxed environment.
Our summer programs are held in the month of June & July. It is important for you to know the consistency is a factor that needs to be maintained for children. Therefore, a dosage of Montessori education is on our daily schedule. We have various camps which will help the children to work on their creativity. Some of the camps are: Geography, Cooking, Engineering for Kids, Greenhouse, Music, Chess, & Science and a lot more! You are welcome to enroll your children for a period of one month or for a period of two weeks.