This program is specially designed for children ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old
Building a foundation
Children at age two 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 approximately 18 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 their 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 throughout 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.
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 of 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.
The circle time 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.
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.
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 when weather permits. 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.