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We believe that every child should be given the freedom to encounter something fascinating every day. Our Montessori Preschool Programs encourage self-discovery in a fun and engaging environment.
Infants (6 weeks) – 12 months
From the moment of birth, babies are amazing learners. They already have the innate ability to investigate sights and sounds, getting a feel for the world around them.
At Villa Montessori, our teachers create a peaceful, nurturing environment and gently encourage your child to explore the carefully chosen materials that aid in their sensory development. These first few years of life is an extraordinary learning period where your child is undergoing rapid cognitive and emotional growth, brain development, and language acquisition. Our teachers are gentle and responsive, nurturing a trusting relationship so important for healthy growth and development. Under their care, your child establishes a strong sense of security and independence, encouraging a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
Toddlers 12 months – 2.5 years
Our Toddler classes range in age from 12 months to 2.5 years.
At this stage, toddlers learn through sensorial exploration. They want to see, touch, hear, taste and smell everything! We provide learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
Villa Montessori Preschool Toddler classrooms offer extensive outlets for exploration in varied media such as painting, sculpting, light table discovery opportunities, music and movement, gardening and yoga.
The Toddler environment is set up in such a way as to promote investigation, creativity and experimentation.
At this stage, toddlers are just acknowledging there are others in their environment and they begin to learn how to cooperate through play..
Pre-Primary 2.5 years – 3 years
Our Pre-Primary class ranges in age from 2.5 to 3 years.
At this age, children are challenged with trying to communicate their ideas and emotions. We give them the tools they need to navigate through this stage.
Each child is treated as an individual, with their own ideas, expressions, and opinions. We provide outlets that represent the child’s many “languages.” These can include drawing, painting, sculpture, shadow play, dramatic play, scientific observations, gardening and music.
We strive to know the child and develop the emergent curriculum to support their personalities.
Primary 3-6 years
Our Primary class is a mixed age group ranging from 3 years to 6 years.
Our program recognizes that children learn best by their own experiences. We offer a hands-on learning environment, rich with materials designed to engage their imaginations. It is important to us that our students focus on the process of learning, not the product. With this philosophy at the forefront of everything we do; education is not a rote memory exercise, it is a creative process. Often, we see true joy in learning from the child’s perspective.
Our Montessori preschool programs emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and productivity, along with social and emotional growth.
Villa Montessori Preschool’s full-day Extended Primary curriculum includes units that combine language, math, art, science, geography, history and cultural studies. A low student/teacher ratio allows for highly personalized teaching.