For 3-year olds through Kindergarten
Children’s House classrooms accommodate children in mixed-age classrooms that provide a safe, stimulating, nurturing educational and social foundation for future success and pleasure in the experience of coming to school and being part of a group. From supporting their earliest days, where separation from parents and caregivers and absorbing classroom routines are their primary tasks, to sending them up to Elementary and the challenges of first grade, our teachers commit themselves to giving their students a comprehensive early childhood education. This includes:
- A carefully prepared, orderly, and aesthetically pleasing classroom environment, rich in Montessori and other high-quality early childhood materials and books.
- An approach to learning that encourages children to develop focus and concentration and a positive attitude about work, acquiring skills and information.
- Hands-on activities and experiences in a sequential curriculum of math, language, sensorial, practical life, and science.
- The integration of art, music, and movement into their daily routines.
- Introduction to foreign languages and library activities.
- Daily physical activity on our large playground.
- The benefits of a mixed-age group that offers the opportunity for social, emotional and academic development with older, younger and same-age peers.
- The support and guidance of experienced Montessori teachers who provide lessons and choices based on their careful observation of each student.
- The opportunity to learn to make good choices, develop independent thinking and establish a sense of self-discipline and respect for self, the others and the environment.
Children’s House Program Options:
(3-year-olds only) 8:30-12; 8:30-3
Kindergarten children spend one-half of each day in their mixed-age Children’s House classroom and the other half in a dedicated kindergarten class. Extended care hours are available for all-day children.