The Primary program consists of five main areas including Practical Life, Sensorial, Language Arts, Math and the exploration of Physical, Cultural & Natural Worlds. The children are given individualized instruction by a AMI certified lead teacher. Once a child has mastered the lesson the teacher continues through the sequence of materials. There are no limits to the amount of knowledge a child may obtain during these formative years. The environment builds a strong academic and social foundation for later learning. Emphasis is placed on understanding the world around them, forming a positive self-image, and respecting all life.
Dr. Montessori believed that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts but rather to cultivate the child’s own natural desire to learn.
In the Montessori classroom, this objective is approached in two ways: first, by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by his or her own choice rather than by being forced; and second by helping the child perfect his or her natural tools for learning, so that the child’s abilities will be maximized for future learning situations. The Montessori materials have this dual, long-range purpose in addition to their immediate purpose of giving specific information to the child.
*Programs beyond primary are only offered at the Cliff valley location.
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