Preschool & Kindergarten

The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.
Dr. Maria Montessori

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.”ย 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.ย 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:

1. Sensorial

This will enable the child to learn concepts such as dimensions, length, width, textures, smells, temperature, sound/pitch, and colors.

2. Practical Life

This area is prepared to develop order, concentration, coordination of movements and independence. Children will learn tasks such as washing, polishing, care of self and the environment, food preparation while developing their fine motor skills that are connected with the manipulation of tools, pencils and the process of writing.

3. Language

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.

4. Mathematics

The amazing Montessori math materials teach the child number recognition, quantity, and the association of both. The children manipulate materials that introduce them to teen numbers, place value, and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at a young age.

5. Geography & Culture

Planispheres, maps of the continents, flags, and historical facts give the children a great experience of other people and cultures. This knowledge fosters a great feeling of understanding, respect and compassion for all the citizens of this earth.

6. Science

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.