During the first three years of life, a child’s brain absorbs more information from their surroundings than at any other time in his or her lifetime. Every sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell is taken in and processed. The Montessori Infant/Toddler environment provides a safe, calm, carefully-designed setting for optimal learning that nurtures the complete self. Sensory, cognitive, language, social, and cultural activities address the natural tendencies of the child’s developmental process. Even at this early stage, a child is soon able to make choices for his or her own independence.
Preschool Subject Areas
- Practical life activities
Montessori believed that in the time of the absorbent mind (the first six years), the joy of learning is more evident and effortless than perhaps at any other stage of life. The Montessori method of Kindergarten education gives children ages 3 to 6 unique opportunities to learn more thoroughly and efficiently through experience, guidance, and practice. Through natural curiosity, the child absorbs information, assimilates it with his or her senses, and constructs his or her own knowledge.
Kindergarten Subject Areas
- Practical Life
- Culture and Science (Geography, History, Zoology, Botany, Science)
- Language Arts