Preschool & Kindergarten
The Montessori Academy Preschool and Kindergarten program caters to students from 3.5 to 6 years old.
The structure and work cycle of this program is based on what Dr. Maria Montessori identified as the child’s “Absorbent Mind.” She observed and recorded this amazing ability to learn and noted that through the manipulation of carefully designed, self-corrected materials, children learn in a concrete manner. Repetition of the activity will lead the child to mastery and, in time, to memorization and abstract knowledge.
Art and music are an intricate part of the preschool curriculum. Daily enrichment activities such as Spanish, Yoga, Science, Music, Dress up, and Drama are taught weekly.
The Classroom Learning Environment
Our highly-trained Montessori teachers carefully design the prepared environment which will offer the child opportunities for activity, exploration, and movement.
As the child begins to work, his/her concentration will expand, his independence will grow, and a great sense of satisfaction will arise as the work gets completed with much joy.
The classroom is composed of the following 6 areas:
2. Practical Life
Through the use of sandpaper letters the child will learn the letter sounds which will lead to the blending process in preparation for reading short vowel words.
The environment is rich in oral experiences. Cards, objects, and moveable alphabets will give the child the opportunity to build words, later sentences, phonograms, and, finally, workbooks and readers.
5. Geography & Culture
Concepts of botany and zoology are introduced such as parts of the tree, flower, and leaf.
Classification of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish are taught and this lays the foundation for deeper scientific explorations.