We offer an infant program for ages approximately 0 – 2 years of age. However, our Montessori program is for children approximately between the ages 2 – 6.
- The Montessori Toddler Option Program is for children approximately between the ages of 2 – 3
- The Montessori Preschool – TK – Kindergarten program is for children approximately between the ages of 3 – 6
- First Grade Program - Ages 6-7
We say approximately because the exact age can vary on the child. For example, some children may be ready for the Toddler Program at 18 months. Whereas another child may not be ready for the Toddler Program until the age of 2 ½.
The toddlers begin with the simplest exercises based on activities which all children enjoy. The equipment which children use at three and four will help him or her to develop the concentration, coordination and working habits necessary for the more advanced exercises he or she will perform at five and six.
The entire program of learning is purposefully structured. Therefore, children who begin Montessori as toddlers tend to enter the Montessori Preschool program more advanced. Although children who begin in the Montessori Preschool – TK - Kindergarten programs usually have better learning results than children who do attend a daycare or traditional preschool.
Children who attend a Montessori program from toddler through kindergarten tend get the most out of the program, and children from Montessori programs tend to be more advanced than their classmates if they transition into a traditional kindergarten or 1st grade.
Consistent attendance in a Montessori program is very important. Montessori is a unique cycle of learning designed to take advantage of the child's sensitive years between two and six, when he or she can absorb information from an enriched environment. A child who acquires the basic skills of reading and arithmetic in this natural way has the advantage of beginning his education without drudgery, boredom or discouragement. By pursuing his individual interests in a Montessori classroom, he gains an early enthusiasm for learning, which is the key to his becoming a truly educated person.