Preschool Curriculum

2 to 6 Years Old

Through the Practical Life activities, your child learns valuable skills he/she can use in daily life such as setting a table, brushing teeth, and caring for plants. While your child learns these important life skills, he/she is also developing a number of other important abilities, including:

  • fine and gross motor skills

  • concentration

  • coordination

  • a sense of order

  • independence

The Sensorial curriculum focuses on the development and refinement of your child’s senses. The activities and materials in the Sensorial curriculum help your child develop recognition of differences in color, brightness, depth, loudness, tone, texture, and all of the other sensory differences that humans experience. The Sensorial curriculum also includes a music component that introduces your child to different musical instruments – and even encourages your child to make his/her own! Also explored in this section are the concepts of rhythm and silence. As your child works on the Sensorial activities, he/she also learns to think, judge, associate, and compare – and this supports the development of his/her abstract thinking, preparing him/her for future work in Mathematics and Language Arts.

The Culture and Science curriculum gives your child the opportunity to learn about the world and his/her place in it, working with activities in geography, history, botany, zoology, and chemistry. These exciting activities appeal to your child’s sense of exploration and will foster a love of learning. Together you will gain an appreciation for the beauty of the world, its inhabitants, and the way it works.

The Language Arts curriculum focuses on the pivotal components of language — oral development, writing, parts of speech, and reading. The easy to implement activities carefully build your child’s understanding of language in a methodical and logical system. As we work with your child on these activities, he/she will quickly develop a love of language and the skills required to read confidently. Some of the proven learning outcomes of the Language Arts curriculum include:

  • recognizing the written symbols of letters

  • learning the phonetic sounds of letters

  • combining phonetic sounds to create words

  • practicing the fine motor skills required for holding a pencil and writing

  • writing letters, words, and sentences

  • reading short phonetic words

  • identifying and applying reading concepts (blends, long vowel sounds, digraphs, etc.)

  • recognizing sight words

  • reading sentences and stories

  • understanding the function of the parts of speech

  • composing creative stories

Using a range of specifically designed Montessori materials, the activities in the Mathematics curriculum provide your child with a strong understanding of mathematics and develop his/her skills in logic and abstract thought. Some of the proven learning outcomes of the Montessori Mathematics curriculum include:

  • understanding the concept of quantities

  • recognizing the written symbols of numbers

  • comprehending place values from units to 1,000s

  • adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with four-digit numbers

  • counting to 100

  • memorizing basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division