"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."

Maria Montessori

Montessori Math


Toddlers Program

The Toddler Curriculum [ 1yr-3yr ]

Our Toddler classroom helps support self-development in a school atmosphere. Often this is the child’s first experience beyond the family, so it must be a nurturing place where the child can connect with an adult who makes him feel loved, and who fosters an ongoing relationship that supports his quest for independence.toddlers 

The Toddler environment is focused on supporting the child as he acquires the skills to “do it myself.” Children are allowed freedom of movement to explore and manipulate the objects in the environment, and they are given the time they need to accomplish their work. Activities change and evolve as the child grows. The specially prepared classroom allows the toddler to develop and refine movements, increase language, and launch into social relationships with peers. Basic ground rules—respect of self, respect for others, and respect for the environment are taught and reinforced, and once learned, will be beneficial for a lifetime.

Dedicated, nurturing and trained teachers implement a toddler designed curriculum to foster cognitive development, speech and language development, strengthen fine motor and gross motor skills, introduce grace and courtesy lessons, and promote independence. An important part of a toddler’s developing independence is learning to care for himself/herself by washing hands and putting on shoes and jackets.

Toddler exercises and activities recognize that children learn by doing. Classroom materials are always accessible, attractive, safe, and geared for a child’s success. Activities are changed regularly in response to each child’s need for variety and challenge as the child grows and learns. The safe, loving, gentle atmosphere puts children and parents at ease and makes for a trusting, spontaneous transition to school. Toddlers come to school five days a week, and may choose to stay for half day or a full day. Before and after care available. Upon completion of the Toddler program, children join our Primary program.

Toddler Daily Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 am Meet and greet
8:45 am Morning prayer time
9:00 am Morning circle time [songs, gross motor activity, group lesson]
9:30 am Snacks
9:45 am Diaper check/ Bathroom time
10:00 am Montessori individual work time
10:30 am Coloring
10:45 am Outdoor Activities
11:15 am Dismissal for 1/2 day
11:20 am Diaper check / Bathroom
11:30 am Lunch
12:15 pm Soft lullaby time, greeting for pm class
12:45 pm Rest time am students / Circle time for pm students
1:15 pm Montessori individual work time pm students
1:45 pm Coloring
2:00 pm Diaper check / bathroom
2:15 pm Snacks
2:30 pm Group activity time
2:45 pm Special hour [Dance / language / Craft / Yoga / Karaoke Singing]
3:15 pm Clean up / ready to go
3:30 pm Class dismissal all
3:40 pm Child care students snacks
4:00 pm Outdoors / Group activities
4:45 pm Clean up, bathrooms, handwashing
5:00 pm Dismissal all / school close

Pre school & Kindergarten

The Preschool & Kindergarten
Curriculum [ 3-6 yr ]

Preschool and Kindergartners start their day with a circle time. Their teacher guides them through music & movement, a discussion for the day, calendar, weather and a large group lesson. She will present a ‘work’ to the children to demonstrate how to use it. Finally, she will send them off to do rug work ! During that time, teachers observe & give small group and individual lessons. The Montessori classrooms are composed of 4 major areas:
Practical Life–
Children love the Practical Life area because it enables them to do adult work in a child size environment all while preparing their bodies for academics, specifically strengthening their fine motor skills and pencil-holding grip. Practical Life skills are the foundation of all other areas in a Montessori environment. Practical Life activities build children’s concentration, coordination, order and independence enabling them to master other Montessori curriculum areas. Examples are pouring, slicing, scooping, sweeping, washing, using tongs, etc.
The Montessori Sensorial curriculum promotes the development and refinement of the five senses. Children learn through their senses and the materials in a Montessori environment provide learning through touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight or hands-on manipulation. Examples of Sensorial learning activities are sorting objects, matching colors, matching the same tastes or same smells. A popular Montessori Sensorial work is the pink tower where pink cubes are built from the largest at the bottom to the smallest cube at the top. The pink tower cubes are a concrete representation of the Decimal Numeral or Base Ten System of Mathematics. Children love to build the pink tower!
Learning mathematical concepts in a Montessori classroom begins concretely and progresses towards the abstract. For example, children will eventually see the number 1000 and know what it looks like on paper (abstract), however it is very important that they visually see a physical 1000 to hold and compare to 100, 10 or 1 (concrete). This is why we have the unit bead, the 10 bar, the hundred square and the thousand cube. In all our math lessons, process is taught first and facts come later.
  • Numbers to Ten- the foundation of math is numbers to ten
  • The Decimal System- students learn that zero can give a greater value to a number, and they also learn the language of the larger numbers.
  • The Teens and Tens-students learn to associate quantities, names, and symbols of the teens and tens. This is the foundation for when they work on the linear and skip counting
  • The Exploration and Memorization of Tables- focuses on the exploration and memorization of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division tables
  • The Transitional Materials-these materials allow students to re-examine all the concepts he has already learned. Students begin to realize that the materials hinder their efficiency and they no longer require the materials to do the operations. When the child reaches this point, he can now think abstractly.
  • Fractions-the last section of the math area introduces the child to fractions and has the child explore the materials in order to discover the rules of each fraction operation.
The Language curriculum is phonetic in nature and utilizes powerful teaching tools to help children learn to decode phonetic words and high frequency/sight words. It promotes early reading and writing skills. Dr. Maria Montessori realized that there is a sensitive period of language development and that the richer the learning environment, the more language skills the child will acquire. Montessori promotes the love of reading and writing. Because we start with a small set of letters that can be grouped together to make words, students in Montessori classrooms learn to read basic phonetic words very quickly. Showing them they can read, even at this basic level boosts confidence and excitement for more! The sky is the limit when it comes to our language program!
Cultural Studies, Science, Art, Music and Foreign Languages–
In addition to our 4 core areas, our curriculum is well known for its impressive units in Cultural Studies, Science, Art, Music and Foreign Languages. It is important to note that the whole curriculum is tied together. For example, when we study Asia in Cultural Studies, children will be exposed to Asian art, Asian food in Practical Life, Asian Music, and an Asian animal that can be studied in science. Perhaps there will be rough and smooth objects from Asia to discover in the Sensorial area and books from Asia to look through in our Language area. Finally, teachers could add small objects from Asia to the math area for 1-1 counting. It is this integration that makes the Montessori classroom so special and will stay with your child for years to come.
The third (or Kindergarten) year is the time when many of the earlier lessons come together and become a permanent part of the young child’s mind. We call this year ‘the explosion year’! By this time, most Montessori children will be reading, and many will be introduced to higher math concepts. As a five-year-old, they are now the “Leaders,” rich with experience and knowledge and may be able to teach their younger classmates lessons. Research proves that this experience has powerful benefits for both the mentor and the mentee. This also encourages empathy, increased self-confidence and enthusiasm for the learning process, which they can leave us with, and carry with them the rest of their life.

The Daily Schedule for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners :

Time Activity
8:00 am Meet and greet, group activity
8:45 am Morning prayer time
9:00 am Montessori circle time (calendar, large group lesson)
9:30 am Montessori individual work time with snacks
10:45 am Closing circle time, go to outdoor
11:15 am Dismissal for ½ day / bathroom hand wash am students
11:30 am Lunch time
12:15 pm Story time, greeting for p.m. class
12:45 pm Rest time am students, Circle time for pm students
1:15 pm Montessori individual work time pm students
2:30 pm Clean up pm students & wash hands / bathroom
2:45 pm Special hour [Dance / language / Craft / Yoga Karaoke Singing]
3:30 pm Class dismissal
3:40 pm Child care (snacks, outdoors, group activities)
4:45 pm Clean up, bathrooms, handwashing
5:00 pm Dismissal all / school close

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