“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
~ Denis Waitley
Ages 3-6 Program
Certified by the PA Department of Education | Licensed by the American Montessori Society
Class Time Options:
AM Half Day class room (8:30–11:30 am)
School Day Class (8:30 am-3:15 pm)
ALL DAY class room (7:30 AM – 6 PM) also certified by PA Department of Public Welfare
Kindergarten age ( M-F three additional hour in the afternoon added to the 3-6 class AM half day) The Kindergarten day is a school day 8:30 am-3:15 pm
The three to six year program is a unique preschool experience; it is a complete program through the kindergarten year. Mixed age grouping is a basic tenet of the Montessori Method which means that children 3-6 years of age are in the same classroom together. Students work at their own level of competence. At the same time, the younger student has the opportunity to challenge her/himself in relating to older students and the older student can reinforce her/his own learning by guiding a younger student through a work.
Children construct knowledge by interacting with the environment (classroom of materials). The prepared environment includes practical life, sensorial, math and language areas. Children also enjoy Friday special activities in Spanish language and culture, physical education, and music classes. Classes meet five days a week.
This cycle of learning provides an enriched environment for the age-appropriate development in all areas of the classroom. The classroom is divided into areas:
- Practical life/daily living
- Language development
New children spend most of their time in the daily living and sensorial areas of the room. The child completes an entire work cycle with one material before moving on to the next.