Why We’re Different
We believe the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill your child with facts, but rather to cultivate your child’s own natural desire to learn. We offer a specifically planned, stimulating environment which affords children the opportunity to develop foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas necessary for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.
Outdoor play is a regular part of the school routine. We encourage active fun with the use of tricycles, climbing structures, balls, and imaginative games.
Our outdoor area is filled with trees, flowers and classroom planter boxes. Children have the opportunity to dig for earthworms and enjoy birds, butterflies and the children’s favorite – rolly polly bugs!
Music and Movement
We feel that music and movement are essential parts of an early childhood curriculum. Children at our school participate in Little Music Maker activities. These activities are research-based and support children’s developing tonality and rhythm. Children learn songs, instrumental play, and movement activities throughout the day.
In early childhood, art should emphasize the process, and not the end product. We strive to maintain the joy a child finds in creating something of his or her own. In our school community, children are given the freedom to explore their imagination through a variety of art media.
Love and Logic
Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences.
The Montessori Way
Practical Life Exercises
In this area, children develop coordination and motor skills while experiencing everyday activities. The become confident while learning good work habits.
Since young children take in their world through their senses, this area helps children distinguish, categorize, and relate new information.
In the Montessori classroom, children learn the phonetic sounds of letters before they learn the alphabetical names in sequence. They are encouraged to explore books to find answers to their questions.
Children learn common land formations, such as islands and peninsulas. Large wooden puzzle maps are used for children to learn countries, climates, and products.
Math is learned through discovery rather than by verbal instruction. Children have tangible items to move as they learn to count. Montessori develops an early enthusiasm for the world of numbers.