The preprimary curriculum includes:
In this area, the child will experience real life situations and activities promoting dressing and undressing, grooming and toilet learning, as well as carrying things, cleaning and grace.
The child discovers the world around him through the use of his senses. In the Montessori method, sensorial activities include playing in water, with play dough, and exploring different smells and tastes.
Language activities build on the foundation established in the first two years of life. Lots of singing, finger plays, and "conversation" time make language learning fun. The environment also includes plenty of labeling, sorting, and ordering.
A "hands on" environment for learning concrete math concepts is provided for the children. A variety of materials are available for counting, matching and sorting activities.
In the preprimary classroom, art activities are always available and are open-ended - focused on the process rather than the product.
Large Motor Development
Large motor development is encouraged through playground time and indoor activities as well as during music.
Social development occurs through planned group activities such as circle time, snack time, and story time.