About Our Primary (Preschool) Program
The Children’s House is an environment that encourages the child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn by engaging him/her in purposeful, developmentally appropriate and self-directed activities. The flexibility of this early childhood education environment allows the child’s needs to be nurtured regardless of ability, social maturity, or learning style. These mixed-aged preschool groups create communities of learners! The youngest children look up to the oldest children who are accomplished at moving slowly, speaking quietly, and focusing on their work. The oldest students remember how the older children in their first year helped them, and so consider it an honor to fill that role, now that they have “come of age.” The benefits are many for all the age levels, but for the oldest children, assuming these positions of leadership is, along with their more academic work, a mark of achievement. This achievement is not for awards or outward recognition, but of self-confidence and a sense of having “arrived.” Our Montessori academy admits children with the expectation that they will complete our Montessori preschool program, graduating to first grade.