1.5-2 Yrs. Old
Our infant members are limited to 2 to 3 and are joined with older members. Imagine your 18 months old happily wiping the table, eating, and dressing by himself. During this formative stage, your infant will be with teachers — loving, nurturing and trained in child development who support the environment in making it safe, calm, and peaceful for every member of our school. We also give support and guidance for families through programs that may include parent education and parent/child group experiences.
2-3 Yrs. Old
The toddlers are offered a curriculum that emerges from each child’s skills as interests. Observation is an important tool to know which activities may support his development. We provide activities that promote independence, focus, order, coordination as well as we support social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development.
These learning activities include:
Self-care: eating, washing, toileting, dressing, etc.
Care for the environment: sweeping the floors, wiping the tables, watering the plants, carrying their food tray, etc.
Gross motor skills: walking to the park, climbing and sliding, running and jumping, balancing and swinging.
Fine-motor skills: picking up objects, transferring and pouring solids and liquids from one container to the other, pencil gripping, coloring and cutting, etc.
Language and social skills: naming objects, conversation, singing and dancing, describing actions, expressing feelings, etc.
Social skills: developing manners through interactions with teachers and peers, helping younger friends, etc.
トドラーの子供達は教師が個々の発達や興味に応じてカリキュラムを提供します。 教師が子供達を観察する事は、どの仕事が彼らにとって成長を促す事が出来るかを知る大事な作業です。 私たちは子供達が自立、集中力、秩序、調整を学ぶ為に様々なアクティビティーを提供すると共に、社会的、身体的、感情的、認知的発達をサポートします。
3-6 Yrs. Old
Our program for 3-6 years old is to guide and support each child’s curiosity, encourage him to work independently and expose him to a larger understanding of the world. This group of children are guided to follow their interest, and to freely choose their activities, and develop their concentration. They are also encouraged to speak their minds by reasoning, explaining, expressing their ideas through painting and crafting.
The curriculum for this group is becoming more concrete following the Five areas of Montessori.
Practical Life - During the first two years, the child is introduced to exercises in practical life, such as spooning,transferring and pouring water. These works satisfy the child’s need to imitate adult behavior and increase his/her capacity of independence. Through these exercises, we help the child increase his attention span and assist in the development of fine and gross motor coordination. As the children do this as part of their routine, practical life exercises get on from the care of self into the care of others and the environment, which then can lead to activities such as science experimentation and discoveries.
Sensorial - the children are using the educational materials that help them develop and refine their sensory organs - sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. The child learns to compare and contrast things, grade and sequence objects according to various attributes. They work with deeper concentration and deeper understanding in which will help them to the future learning process in math and science.
Language - it is imperative that then child is allowed to grow and progress to a state of physical and mental readiness before formal language exercises reintroduced. Hence, depending on the child’s readiness, the child explores matching cards, listening to stories, and games, etc.
Mathematics - when the child shows interest and readiness, we introduce mathematics using appropriate materials to match the child’s ability so that his experience will be fun and rewarding while providing exceptional learning. Introduction to mathematics begins with a clear sensorial manipulation of objects.
Cultural and Science - In this area, the child becomes aware of and appreciate the diversity of the world. By learning the planets in the solar system, the child will learn our planet earth, the importance of water and land. As time goes by, he will learn the importance of life and will understand why people look differently, speak differently, and gains exposure to different cultures.
6-8 Yrs. Old
Our Elementary Afterschool Program is for grade 1 to grade 6 students. The students attend classes from 14:30 to 18:30 ( the students arrive anytime between 14:30 and 17:00). We provide students with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to support their interests to discover new ideas and knowledge. Our curriculum has added emphasis to Cultural and Science, Mathematics, Arts and Crafts, and Eiken preparation. Students not only learn to read and speak in English but they also learn to improve their communication skills through many other activities using English as the medium of instruction. Aside from the areas of learning mentioned above, the children eat snacks with their teachers and peers. During snack time, we all enjoy casual conversation with everyone.
Sometimes, we cook our snacks with the children as we believe that cooking offers an opportunity to help them improve the language by linking it to all other areas like Mathematics, Science, Arts, etc. As Montessorians, we guide the children to be self-reliant, confident, self-sufficient, and creative, which is why cooking is an important part of our curriculum.
3-6 Yrs. Old
The Saturday Program is for children aged 3 - 6 years old. It has two slots from 9:00 to 12:00 (9:00 - 10:30) and (10:30 -12:00) or could be attended both. The program is designed to provide a similar experience to our regular preschool. It is composed of various activities such as arts and crafts, music and movement, and Montessori’s five areas (with the emphasis on Practical Life).
We aim to help children not only become better with their English skills but also become focused, responsible, self-disciplined, independent, self-motivated, creative, and well organized. Having children who come from non-Montessori schools and who attend traditional education is quite a challenge but every single change and achievement we see is worth it.