Welcome to our Preschool Program
The children grow to greater independence by moving to a school setting. In this age group the young child’s need for order, movement, sensory-motor experiences, language experiences and social interaction, guide the conceptual framework for our Montessori pre-school program.
Our Montessori preschool classroom is a “living room” for the children, with all furniture and resources within proportion to the child’s size. Our centre’s preschool rooms provide a rich variety of specially designed materials for the children to use in every area: reading, writing, mathematics, science, geography practical life, and sensorial development. The abundance of materials makes it possible for the children to exercise more self-direction and independent work.
Children choose their activities from open low shelves. The classroom offers space for movement, space for individual work, and space for group activities. Children are given opportunities to work in the development of language skill, art, music, sensorial, and practical life. We use a number of multi-sensory, sequential, and self-correcting Montessori materials to facilitate learning.
The first task a child learns when he or she comes to the Montessori classroom is that there is order in the classroom. The children learn that materials belong on the shelf at a specific place and after using it they have to replace it back at the same place. Our teacher’s demonstrates this first. When a child selects a task, he/she repeats the activity until he/she masters the task.
Sample Daily Routine
Breakfast and Free play
Montessori time and Montessori presentations
Group time and outdoor play
Rest Time/quiet time
Montessori time/movement and music/art and craft
Outdoor Play/free play
*Nappies will be changed as needed and are checked at regular intervals throughout the day.
Education for Life
Our MontessorI Approach
The Montessori approach promotes the development of such learning factors as concentration, independence, self-direction, self-confidence, self-discipline, self-esteem, persistence and orderly work habits.
The Montessori Curriculum
In the Montessori classroom, children are given the freedom (within limits) to choose what work they will do and for how long they will engage in that activity.