Infant to 3 years: Unconscious mind
During the toddler years, children use their bodies, senses, and emerging problem-solving skills to learn and make sense of their world, in ways that are most effective and meaningful for them.
An infant or a toddler’s curiosity and the love for learning unconsciously motivate the inner child. This is a vital stage of development is only provided in a Montessori environment.
Our curriculum strengthens their speech and language development and supports the physical and cognitive progress of each child.
Toddlers are exposed to different areas in the classroom, actively exploring and seeking out information. They are specially interested in showing off their independence as children learn best by participating.
Our educators give them responsive, individualized attention to help build their developing skills in sensory-perception, self-help, language, physical motor-skills, and social-emotional growth.
Practical life focus on basic movement, fine motor skills and independent development of a child’s intellect and concentration help develop an orderly way of thinking. The practical life materials and exercises are designed to contribute to the development of both small and large motor skills and assist the child in becoming self-efficient and independent. Practical life activities include scooping, spooning, pouring, learning to master day to day activities such as tying a shoelace, closing, and opening a jar and rolling a mat.
Sensory development focuses on the development and refinement of all the child’s sense.
Shapes and sounds of letters are explored through interactive materials that leads directly to the development or later handwriting and readding skills. Language curricula include pre reading activities such as learning the letter sounds with sandpaper letters, matching cards, vocabulary card picture word card and stories read aloud. In addition to our learning Grace, curtesy and etiquette is also plays a major part in a Montessori environment.
Hands on experimental math learning create an understanding of basic concepts laying a foundation for later comprehension of complex mathematics such as algebra and geometry. Mathematics curriculum includes counting, sandpaper numerals and tracing, and spindle boxes.
Science and geography
Science is integral to the Montessori curriculum as it represents clear thinking approach to gathering information and problem solving. Activities include plant care, nature walks living and nonliving, weather seasons oceans and rocks.
Art experiences offer children ways to express themselves, their feelings their experiences and their ideas. Act activities include measuring, color mixing and painting.
Montessori schools and classrooms are environments designed to encourage peace and tolerances and promote the development of peaceful citizens.