PROGRAMS

We offer various different programs:

  • Toddler 18 – 36 months

The toddler class consists of 12 children maximum with a ratio of one teacher to every six children. Toddler classrooms consist of areas where children can experience many hands-on activities that blend five of the major Montessori curriculum areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math and Art. Children at this age are given many opportunities for building their confidence, grace, and other social-emotional skills, as well as coordination, language development, early math concepts, creative arts and crafts, music, gross and fine motor skills development, toilet training, and independence. Additionally, there is daily nap time for those children who need it.

 

  • Preschool/PreKindergarten/Kindergarten: Age 2 ½ - 6 years

 

This mixed age group consists of 24 children with two teachers; one lead teacher and one supporting teacher. Children in this group are emotionally ready for school and toilet-trained. The daily program in our preschool environment includes the seven Montessori curriculum areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Science, Geography, and Art & Music. The goal of this program is to build academic and social-emotional competency through activities and curriculum that blend individual work time with small group and larger group projects like cooking, cultural studies, and outdoor playtime. The program offers nap or non-nap schedule for each child, depending on their needs and energy level.

 

  • Bilingual: Age 3 - 6 years

The bilingual program consists of 24 toilet-trained and emotionally ready children with two teachers. The daily program is carried out in Mandarin and English and includes the seven Montessori curriculum areas covered in the regular Preschool/PreKindergarten/Kindergarten program. Materials and posters around the classroom are printed with Chinese characters and phonics instruction is in the Mandarin dialect for a total immersion experience. Simultaneous English translation is offered as needed to bridge the gap between the cultures and languages. As with other programs, the program offers nap or non-nap schedule for each child, depending on their needs and energy level.

 

 

  • After School: Age 5 - 12 years

The after-school program provides an age-appropriate and structured environment. The offerings include: help with homework, development of English skills, development of mathematical skills, foreign language classes (spoken and written Chinese and Spanish), arts and crafts, cooking projects, computer skills, special events, enrichment classes, and fitness challenges. This program works to enrich the social skills and character of children while also providing support for individual learning endeavors. Children’s innate curiosity and love of learning are supported and nurtured.

  • Montessori Preschool and Private School: (Kindergarten through 1st Grade)

 

For 1st grade program please inquire with the school director at each site.

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