Nido (Infants)

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)


*Language Development 


*Psycho-sensory Motor Development


*Materials to promote critical and logical thinking


*Grace and Courtesy


*Art and Music

*Food Preparation

*Areas for indoor Gross Motor Activity 

 

*Toilet Independence


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


*Sensorial 

*Math


*Science and Nature

*Geography

*Peace Education

*Art

 

*Musical Arts

 

*Cultural Studies