Similar to the Pre-Primary classroom, this program for 3 and 4 year old children includes the full Montessori curriculum for full-timers and a strong literacy program, extensive cultural themes, science and seasonal explorations. This program also offers part-time schedules.
We offer part time options 3 and 4 mornings (8:30 – 12:15) or 3, 4 or 5 extended days
(8:30 – 3:30) per week. The 3-day choice is Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday or
Monday/Wednesday/Friday and the 4-day choice is Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday.
A 3 or 4 year old may be appropriately placed in either the 3, 4 or 5-day
schedule. A 4 year old who turns 5 by October 15th of the following school year can successfully progress to Kindergarten if developmentally ready.
Maximum 24 children in the morning. In the afternoon group size
ranges from 14 - 16. Monday and Friday has a smaller group.
Approximate 6-8:1 ratio with 2-3 teachers depending on exact enrollment.
Classroom, Circle Time & Curriculum
Children make work choices from the 12 Learning Centers (Language, Math, Science, Geography, Cultural, Art Studio, Art Theory, Practical Life, History, Sensorial, Peace Corner, Music) plus 2 or 3 new whole group lessons are presented each day. As well, children benefit from small group and individual lessons.