About the Primary Classroom
It is between the ages 3-6 that the child most easily learns the ground rules of human behavior. These years should be constructively devoted to freeing the child through the acquisition of good manners and habits to allow him/her a place in society. The child who has had these opportunities in the Montessori environment is better prepared to devote more effort to the development of his intellectual faculties.
Primary Class Features
In our primary classroom, students are able to explore specially designed Montessori materials that are hands-on, concrete and self-correcting. Each child progresses at his or her own, individual pace, and is able to be challenged in order to reach his/her unique potential.
Under the guidance of our Montessori-trained teachers, children receive an individualized, child-directed academic program. Montessori teaching materials provide a “hands on” or “three-dimensional” method of learning, allowing the child to learn skills and concepts by “doing.” The Montessori Method brings children of varying ages together so each student may work at his or her own level. This classroom prompts problem solving and reasoning, develops logical thinking and encourages the development of self-confidence
In an established Montessori class for 2.5-4 year olds, there are no timetables to regiment activities or a fixed syllabus to cramp the expansion of the mind. Here, in an orderly atmosphere of freedom, the children work independently at chosen tasks, working at their own pace and rhythm for as long as they wish in order to fulfill their needs. From the foundation of sensorial experiences, the child builds his mind in the world of abstract ideas.
“The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.” – Maria Montessori