AGE: 6 weeks- 16/18 months
The Nido, meaning nest in Italian, is a thoughtfully prepared Montessori environment for children that are 8 weeks old until they are walking well. A Nido is an environment that, much like home, is warm, loving and comforting. Here the child gets the care he needs while developing his movement, eye-hand coordination, language, and fine motor skills. The classroom includes areas for eating, movement, resting, and work.
Young Children's Community
AGE: 16/18 months- 2.5 years
The Toddler Community is a carefully prepared environment for the child that has mastered walking and is ready to do work with his hands. The Prepared Environment includes areas for:
*Practical Life (activities for care of self, care of others, and care of the environment)
*Psycho-sensory Motor Development
*Materials to promote critical and logical thinking
*Grace and Courtesy
*Art and Music
*Areas for indoor Gross Motor Activity
Primary Program (ECE 2.5-5)
AGE: 2.5- 5 Years
The Primary classroom environment is designed to capitalize on the innate natural tendency of a child’s capacity to absorb information.
Throughout the classroom, children explore specially designed Montessori materials that are multi-sensory, hands-on, concrete, and self-correcting.
Areas of the Primary Classroom include:
*Practical Life Extensions (activities for care of self, care of others, and care of the environment)
*Language Arts and Communication
*Science and Nature