We combine the best aspects of Montessori education with our skills-based Links to Learning preschool curriculum.
Our documents in detail the skills appropriate for each developmental stage. We link you to what your children are learning in the classroom. Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly communications include parent board displays, a monthly folder for each child and parent reports and conferences.
The Montessori active learning curriculum includes the following areas:
Math – Early skills include comparison of size and quantity, classification and linear progression. Later, students study arithmetic, algebra, geometry, logic and statistics.
Science – Children observe, gather information and solve problems. Botany, zoology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy are all introduced.
Cultural – Cultural studies include geography, history, art and music, along with respect for and understanding of different cultures and people.
Language – Children begin reading and writing using specially designed Montessori manipulatives. In the elementary years, there is a focus on composition, grammar, story writing and report writing.
Arts – Children develop an appreciation for the arts and learn creative self-expression through music, art, theatre and dance.
Sensorial – Montessori materials help children refine their senses. Developing pattern and shape recognition eventually builds math and science skills as the child progresses.
Practical Life – Children learn to dress themselves, tie their shoes and wash their hands, helping develop fine motor skills. Elementary years include community service.