Children’s House Classroom
The Montessori Children’s House is a warm, peaceful, and welcoming Montessori pre-school and kindergarten program. There is a deep sense of respect between the teachers and the children. Through grace and courtesy exercises,we teach children how to problem solve conflicts, how to interact politely in various situations and how to be kind and helpful to their friends. The result is a cohesive community of young children.
The spacious child-sized environment and multi-age Montessori classroom encourages older children of the environment to foster leadership skills. The younger children benefit by having role models in the classroom. In the Children’s House, even the most shy 5 year old is encouraged to practise a leadership role. The younger children will look up to she and ask for her help and assistance. This process in turn is the confidence builder that children need in their development.
In Montessori Early Childhood classrooms teachers create a customized environment designed for the children’s unique abilities, interests, and learning styles. In the prepared classroom, children work with specially designed manipulative materials that invite exploration and engage the senses in the process of learning.
All learning activities support children in choosing meaningful and challenging work of their own interest and ability level. This child-directed engagement strengthens motivation, supports attention, and encourages responsibility.
Uninterrupted blocks of work time (typically 2+ hours in length) allow children to work at their own pace and fully immerse themselves in an activity without interruption. The child’s work cycle involves selecting an activity, working with the material as long as it remains interesting,cleaning up the work and returning it to the shelf,and choosing another work. This respects individual learning process, facilitates the development of coordination, concentration, independence, and a sense of order, while facilitating your child’s assimilation of information.
It is during the third year (the traditional kindergarten year) that everything comes to fruition for the child. Reading,writing and mathematical understanding blossoms from the many seeds that were planted in the two previous years. When the child completes the Children’s House program, they feel confident that learning is exciting and boundless.
The Montessori philosophy offers hands-on child centered lessons and activities that encourage active participation. Our teachers guide and consult with the children on a one-on-one basis as each is directed along their learning path.Children learn high levels of cognitive and social skills not only through mental development, but also by observing others as role models. The three Children’s House classrooms are well resourced to provide the best possible materials to meet the needs of the various ages.