Early Childhood

EARLY CHILDHOOD

MONTESSORI PROGRAM

Serving children up to 5 years old, we follow the Montessori philosophy of learning through all five senses. Our children move at their own pace, as opposed to the traditional group pace. Under the guidance of our highly trained Montessori-certified teachers, children choose concrete lessons according to their own abilities and interest. As a member of the American Montessori Society, the Early Childhood program nurtures the development of a strong sense of self-discipline, motivation, empathy and a love of learning.

TODDLER HOUSE & CHILDREN’S HOUSE
  • Authentic Montessori, multi-age environment offering a full range of lessons that exceed the national standards for Early Childhood education
  • Experienced Montessori-certified teachers
  • Enriched curriculum with co-curricular classes in physical education, art, music, library, Spanish and gardening
  • Early-intervention assessment in speech, language and physical development
  • Extracurricular opportunities for children 3 to 5 years old in String Chamber Orchestra, dance, yoga, and karate
Toddler House: A Montessori Environment

“Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way toward independence.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

Curriculum & Goals

The Toddler House curriculum includes lessons in the following areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Art, Fine and Gross Motor Development, Music, Pre-Math, Pre-Language, Spanish and Cultural areas. Our carefully designed environments follow the Montessori philosophy. Some of the main goals for our students in the Toddler House include: independence, separation, toilet training, exploration, discovery, fine and gross motor development, concentration, order, socialization, grace, courtesy, good manners and the development of a love of learning.

Junior Toddler Program
(1 to 2 years)

4:1 Student to
Teacher Ratio
State average = 6:1

Toddler Program
(2 – 3 years)

6:1 Student to
Teacher Ratio
State average = 11:1

Children’s House: A Montessori Environment

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

Curriculum & Goals

The Children’s House Montessori curriculum builds on lessons introduced in the Toddler House in the following areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Art, Fine and Gross Motor Development, Music, Math, Language, Spanish and Cultural areas. Some of the main goals for our students in the Children’s House include: independence, self-regulation, a positive self-concept, exploration, discovery, fine and gross motor development, concentration, order, socialization, grace, courtesy, good manners and the development of a love of learning.

Children’s House Program
(3 to 5 years)

9:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
State average = 15:1

SCHOOL HOURS
Drop-Off Pick-Up
Middle School: 7:50 AM – 3:07 PM 7:30 – 7:45 AM 3:07 – 3:20 PM
Lower School: 8:00 AM – 3:07 PM 7:35 – 7:55 AM 3:07 – 3:20 PM
Children’s House: 8:00 AM – 2:50 PM 7:35 – 7:55 AM 2:50 – 3:05 PM
Toddler House: 8:00 AM – 2:50 PM 7:40 – 8:00 AM 2:50 – 3:05 PM