The Preschool program is specially designed
for Pre-primary, ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old



Building a foundation

Two-year olds have incredible potential to learn and at the same time they need one-on-one attention and special care. We have three teachers caring for our 16 students. Care of the self and potty training is important at this time and is given special attention. 


We are so excited to have this beautiful new area especially designed for this age group. Our pre-primary group has 3 classrooms, a kitchenette and a large bathroom. 


Arts and Crafts

We call our first room the activity room because this is where the children use there creativity in arts and crafts. Meals and snacks are served in this room family style on round tables. 


Practical Life, Sensorial, Language Lessons

The next room is our large lesson room. It is very open and bright with four low windows where the children can admire the mountains through out the day. Montessori materials are on the many shelves around the room for the children to use. Individual lessons are given to each child on a small table or on a floor rug. The child is then free to reuse that material in his own time.


Our preschoolers are introduced to basic lessons from the four Montessori avenues such as spooning from one bowl to the other, matching fabrics, drawing letters on a sand tray or learning association of quantities to numerals. 


Reading Corner

This room also has a reading corner filled with children's books available for them to look at. The teachers also enjoy reading to the children.  



Circle Time Room

The third room is the circle time room. An oval carpet is on the floor for the children to sit on. Circle time is always a very fun time with songs and music from different countries. Flash cards and materials are used to learn about the theme of the week.


The presentation of a simple science project or a new craft project are examples to what might accompany the morning calendar time. 


This room is also used as a playroom for rainy and snowy days. This is where imagination is brought to life with a puppet theater, dress-up clothes, little doll house, lots of blocks, trucks and puzzles.


Nap Time

This room is transformed into a nap room for the first part of the afternoon. Individual mats are placed on the floor and are covered with the children's own bedding from home. 


Snacks

Our school provides morning and afternoon snacks. These snacks are prepared in the kitchen area where children sometimes assist in the washing of the food or the cleaning of their own snack plate.


Bathroom Skills

The bathroom has small toilets, little potty chairs and a low changing table. Two low sinks are at the level of the children for hand washing. 


Outside Play Time

The children are taken outside to play twice a day. We have a very large fenced playground filled with equipment to climb, swing and run around. 

Our property is blessed with a beautiful view of the mountains and nature.


Every child is welcome. We invite you to see our school in person. 



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Preschool Tactile Learning



Smiling Preschooler at Montessori Daycare

photo by Clare Bloomfield


Preschool girl arranging flowers