The Pre-Primary Program is designed for 18 month to three year old children. This program is designed specifically to prepare children for the primary classroom. It is truly a miniature version of the primary classroom. The primary goals of the pre-primary program are continuing the development of communication skills, as well as social and emotional development, aiding the student to become more independent in addition to the academic focus of the classroom. The classroom is equipped with practical life, sensorial, math, language, science, geography, arts, and music. Toilet training will also be a goal for children in the pre-primary program to prepare for the preparation of the primary classroom as well.
We allow children to be free, to demonstrate to us their strengths, weaknesses, or special interests during that phase of development. Then, teachers develop an individualized lesson plan to assist the child in building on personal strengths, overcoming weaknesses, and taking advantage of any ‘special interest’ that the student displays because we know, when the child is interested in doing something, they participate willingly.
Montessori teachers spend time observing students each day to note the need for repeat lessons or progress and mastery of activities. The individualized lesson plan is modified week to week, month to month, and year to year as the student’s development continues.
Teachers record lessons in our digital record keeping system and note observations about the classroom activities and specific students; then, reports are automated to parents daily so you will stay informed of your child’s experience in the classroom and important factors regarding their eating, napping, and toileting habits throughout the day. The record keeping system includes a parent portal for your convenience so that you can stay in direct contact with teachers and the administration about your child and his or her progress.