(16 months through 36 months)
Dr. Montessori’s discovery of the absorbent mind of the child from birth through six years was a vital contribution to education. She realized that the child’s mind unconsciously absorbs impressions from the environment. In this way, the children accumulate the material, which will later build up their conscious life.
(3 years through 6 years)
It is between the ages 3-6 that the child most easily learns the ground rules of human behavior. These years should be constructively devoted to freeing the child through the acquisition of good manners and habits to allow him/her a place in society. The child who has had these opportunities in the Montessori environment is better prepared to devote more effort to the development of his intellectual faculties.
(ages 6 – 12)
By the ages of 6 or 7 the child’s emerging powers of reason and imagination enabling them to explore and discover on a more abstract level. Children are therefore encouraged to research the answers to their own questions. Their research is not limited to just the classroom but also includes opportunities for “going out” on field trips to the library, bank, stores, beach, offices, etc. They develop a better understanding of human life through this direct experience and begin to better appreciate the community in which they live.
Toddler Program – 16 mos – 36 mos
The Toddler Summer Program will be a continuation of our current program. The children will work on socialization skills, verbalization skills, fine and gross motor skills, concentration, control of body, and of course toileting skills.
PlayArts Program – 3, 4 & 5 year olds
The PlayArts Program is an Arts/Crafts Camp run in a Montessori Environment. The class will select a book and then make props, cast the performance, practice and finally host the parents for a performance of the play. There are 2 performances each session. The performances are at 9:00am on the second and fourth Fridays of the session. The program is also filled with fun crafts and games.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but to experiences in the environment.” Dr. Maria Montessori