PRIMARY PROGRAM

 

 

 

Ages: 3-6 years
School Hours: 7:45am-2:30pm
Enrichments for 3 and 4 year olds: Music, Spanish
Enrichments for Kindergarteners: Music, Art, Physical Education, Spanish, Yoga

Early childhood education is vital to a child’s lifelong educational journey. Our Primary program provides introductions to the culture, curriculum, and skill sets that characterize education at MSC; building not only the foundation for future academic success, but also developing the skills of autonomy, independence, cooperation, collaboration, and flexibility.

The materials used in a Montessori preschool classroom are multi-sensory, sequential, and self-correcting. They appeal to the child’s human tendencies to explore, find order and orientation, manipulate, and repeat precise movements until perfection is reached. Through these materials, learning is a process of joyful discovery. The teacher is the designer of the special environment, the resource person, the role model, the demonstrator, the record-keeper, and the meticulous observer of each child’s behavior and growth.

Each Montessori classroom is uniquely suited to the needs of its students. Our primary classrooms are designed with low sinks, chairs, and tables; a reading corner; easy to reach shelves; and child-sized kitchen tools. These elements allow for true independence and help to develop fine motor skills.

The learning environment cultivates individualization, freedom of choice, concentration, independence, problem-solving abilities, social interaction, and the development of academic skills. Children are allowed to learn through the use of concrete, hands-on materials. The environment is child-centered and orderly.

Within our classrooms, you’ll find three, four, five & six-year-old students working both individually and collaboratively. In a three-year period, students experience being the novice, the apprentice, and the mentor in the community. This allows each student to learn from practicing with and teaching other students.