This program for 3 and 4 year olds includes core Montessori presentations, peace curriculum, music units, cultural themes, Spanish and Sign Language lessons. Although designed as an introduction to socialization and to the Montessori curriculum for part-timers, a full range of academic materials are available for full-timers and for those children who are developmentally ready.
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.