Montessori Center School

toddler through sixth grade since 1965

Pre-Primary Program

AT A GLANCE

  • Classrooms:  White Door and Gold Door
  • Ages:  18 months to 3 years of age.
  • Teacher - student ratio:  1 teacher for each 6 children.
  • Hours:  Half-day (8:45 to 12:00); full-day (8:45 to 2:30), or extended day (8:45 to 5:30; limited availability).

GOALS OF THE PRE-PRIMARY PROGRAM

  • We provide an atmosphere of special understanding, support and respect of individual differences.
  • A safe, caring environment that encourages intellectual, social, physical, creative and moral development, preparing very young children for academic excellence and confident life-long learning and responsible lives.
  • A teaching philosophy which recognizes that children are naturally curious and wish to experiment, explore and make sense of the world around them.
  • The opportunity for children to work together to develop self confidence in a tender 

CURRICULUM?

  • Independence
  • How to learn
  • Socialization
  • Respect
  • Skills to prepare them for promotion into a larger mixed-age group such as our Primary Program
  • Montessori Center School Pre-Primary Program

WHAT ACTIVITIES DO TODDLERS PARTICIPATE IN?

  • Working with Montessori materials (language, math, cultural, movement)
  • Physical/Playground development activities
  • Group learning
  • Library
  • Practical skills such as table setting
  • Gardening
  • Toilet training
  • Library time
  • Spanish Language
  • Music
  • Art

A TYPICAL DAY IN THE TODDLER PROGRAM

  1. Arrival
  2. Free choice/play outside
  3. Circle
  4. Morning group snack
  5. Montessori Lessons
  6. Lunch
  7. Mid-day dismissal
  8. Nap
  9. Full-day dismissal
  10. Snack/Play
  11. Extended day dismissal

* Specialist schedule varies by classroom.