3, 4 and 5 Year Olds
Our Children’s House program is bustling with 3, 4 and 5-year olds eager to plunge into social and academic activities. The environment is designed to satisfy the needs and tendencies of children in this phase of development. The Montessori curriculum is rich with materials and areas of study that meet the child’s sensitive periods* when learning a particular subject is most easily accomplished. Whether the child is exploring math, language, sensorial*, geography, music, art or playing on the playground, teachers or “guides”, who are trained to be astute observers, gently guide him toward the most appropriate academic lessons, a concern for community and independence.
*Quick Montessori Definitions
- Sensitive Periods: Critical times during human development when the child is biologically ready and receptive to acquiring a specific skill or ability—such as the use of language or a sense of order—and is therefore particularly sensitive to stimuli that promote the development of that skill. A Montessori teacher prepares the environment to meet the developmental needs of each sensitive period.
- Sensorial: Activities that develop and refine the 5 senses—seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling—and build a foundation for speech, writing, and math through the use of sensorial materials
- Check out our Glossary for more Montessori definitions.
Our Children’s House classrooms offer both half-day and full-day programs for young children in their first two years. Their day begins at 8:30am and ends at 12:15pm, or a full-day program is available from 8:30am to 3:00pm.
Our Children’s House Kindergarten classrooms are full-day programs; starting at 8:30am and ending at 3:00pm.