Children's House: 3-6 Years
The goal of the Children's House environment is to continue to cultivate the child's own natural desire to learn through purposeful work. The learning materials are centered around five focus areas:
Practical Life involves the child in precise movements that challenge him to complete a cycle of activity. As the child follows the sequence of each activity, he learns to pay attention to detail and expand his concentration.
Sensorial Exercises help children relate new information to what they already know. Children learn about their world through the impressions given by the five senses and by comparing different textures, smells, colors, shapes, lengths, heights and sounds.
Mathematics Materials provide a sensorial base for understanding math concepts through the use of concrete materials.
Language Development is enhanced through hands-on experiences. Using sandpaper letters, children learn the sounds of letters. Soon they link letters to make words, then words to make sentences. Writing comes from tracing letters and from forming words, phrases and sentences with the movable alphabet. Children's interest in reading is encouraged, for it is the foundation to all learning.
Cultural Studies including geography, science and nature, history, art, music and movement are integrated into the child's day in the Children's House.
We encourage families to commit to a 3-year cycle in the Children's House. It is through 3 years in the same environment that Montessori works at its best for the child's benefit.
Age Range: 3-6 years
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 to 12:00 for Half Day
8:30 to 3:30 for All Day
Tuition: $8,306 for Half Day
$10,552 for All Day