(3-6 years old)
The Montessori Primary program, for children between the ages of three to six years old, is designed to nurture your child’s development. Your child will emerge with a set of skills – social, emotional, and academic.
During these formative years, the social, physical, and intellectual functioning of the child is unified. The most important role of the Primary program is to provide children with an early and general foundation that includes: a positive attitude towards school, inner security and self-direction, a sense of order, and strong problem-solving skills. This foundation enables them to acquire more specialized knowledge and skills throughout their school career.
The children in the classroom are independently engaged in purposeful work. The Primary classroom offers children precision, exactness, and order through manipulation of materials. Preparation of the mathematical mind is crucial to further development of intellectual pursuits. Using concrete materials, we introduce abstract forms and calculations. Each particular quality of an abstract idea can be presented in isolation.
We support the natural drive for independence by encouraging children to choose activities of interest, without interruption. The resulting feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction engender respect from the children towards others.
As children grow they enjoy the tasks that adults find ordinary, as very interesting and special. Practical life exercises like sorting, pouring, or washing dishes absorb them completely. Hands-on activities keep children in touch with learning as they build concentration and an increasing sense of order during this period of rapid social and emotional development.
The Montessori principles and curriculum are designed to foster characteristics that play a critical role in intellectual growth such as self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-control. When young children exhibit these qualities, they feel good about themselves and interact appropriately with their environment and peers, with little need for disciplinary tactics.
We recognize this as the beginning of control and coordination of mind and body. That’s why Montessori learning revolves around tangible experiences. Children use concrete materials to learn math; movable alphabets to explore language; and cubes, cylinders and other objects to categorize, find spatial relationships, and more.
Our Primary Program includes:
Nurture. Educate. Inspire.