Education & Curriculum

Mathematics

Mathematics

Dr. Maria Montessori develops the “Mathematical” or “Scientific” mind by using concrete objects from the real world. The design of the materials encourage repetition which enhances learning. The children are introduced to the concept of numbers and the decimal system.

Practical Life Experiences

Practical Life Experiences

Care of the Environment, Care of the Self, and Grace and Courtesy are emphasized in this area. Children take part in everyday activities such as food preparation, sweeping and mopping, tying shoes, and setting a table. They develop concentration, coordination, and a sense of order.

Sensory Awareness

Sensory Awareness

All learning takes place through the senses. Maria Montessori emphasized the use of many senses in each exercise. Tactile olfactory discrimination, and auditory and visual perception are learned through manipulative exercises.

Language & Writing

Language & Writing

Maria Montessori believed that writing preceded reading in a child’s development. Many exercises are provided to teach pencil control and beginning handwriting. A phonetic approach is used to learn sounds through Sandpaper letters, objects and pictures.

Creative Arts

Creative Arts

Our program allows the children to express themselves through a variety of creative arts including: story telling, puppetry, plays, show and tell, cooking and arts & crafts. Singing and dancing are also a part of their daily experiences. Piano lessons will be available.

Science

Science

A child has a natural desire to explore what he sees. We provide various opportunities for the child to study and observe their environment, i.e., gardening, nature walks, and care of animals. At Arbor View Montessori children learn science by experiencing life.

Recent & Blog Posts

16 May

The Purpose of Montessori Education

Dr. Maria Montessori, Italian educator and physician was the person who developed psychologically ingrained methods of educating children. Devoting her entire life to develop the same, she is immensely respected, honored and acknowledged for her work. Pioneer in children’s education, her method of teaching the children is widely accepted all across the world.
14 May

Sandpaper Letters

The child meets the alphabetical symbols by using the sandpaper letters. Each letter of the alphabet is outlined in sandpaper on an individual card, the vowels on blue and the consonants on red. The teacher shows the child how to trace the letter with two fingers following the same direction in which the symbol is normally written.
07 May

Writing Preparation

Part five of our blog series about sensorial Montessori curriculum focuses on writing preparation. At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom, which increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings. This week we present the Preparation for Writing: