Children are independent.
We carefully teach your child how to care for her own needs and provide
opportunities to practice and improve. When she can successfully care
for herself and the environment in which she lives, her demeanor becomes
one of self-accomplishment and self-confidence
The learning takes place through the child’s own activity.
Our AMI Montessori guides are trained to introduce your child to many
activities and concepts each day, based upon her unique development.
The learning, however, is not so much taking place in the lesson, as
it is through independent activity when she comes back to explore it,
repeat it and perfect it.
The classroom is child-centered.
In the Children's House environment the guide is trained to observe each
individual child stage of development and interests so she can plan for
activities in the curriculum that are appropiatefor that child. The
Montessori teacher is down at your child’s level, engaged with her or
a small group of children.
The curriculum is highly individualized.
The teacher is trained to recognize and respect the unique potentials
operating within your child, and strives to connect him to the activity
best suited to him at that moment. The art of being a Montessori
teacher is in finding the activity that combines both interest and the
right level challenge – not too hard and not too easy. In this
classroom, your child will become engaged with an activity, increasing
her ability to focus and concentrate.
Scientifically designed materials.
The materials help to develop a new skill or reveal a new concept
through your child’s use and exploration. Some provide the
opportunity to perfect the practical skills of caring for her own
needs or for the classroom environment. Some enrich her vocabulary
and open the door to writing, reading, and the parts of speech.
Others build on your child’s natural interest in counting and
introduce an understanding of the decimal system and the processes
of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Some encourage
artistic self-expression through the introduction of skills and media.
Use of the materials builds a foundation of concrete experiences of
abstract concepts, such as mathematics, assisting your child to a
deeper level of understanding.
Self-directed activity, group activities and play.
The teacher may gather a group for songs and stories about social,
biological, geographical, and historical themes of interest and your
child will have a choice to participate or continue on with his
activity. Indoor classroom space extends to a safe and contained
outdoor environment with gardens and activities, so your child can work
outdoors. We also incorporate an outdoor playground for large motor
activity and play.
3 years cycle
Your child will stay in the Children's House for 3 years.
Montessori is a continuum of education that allows your child to build upon
his/her experiences each year. In the first year, the days will be
filled with activities centered around “Practical Life”. Here, he learns
to sweep the floor, bake bread, polish silver and clean the leaves of
plants. He experiments with sensorial materials that educate his
visual, auditory and tactile senses. He plays vocabulary sound games
and sings and dances when children gather for group activities.
As the child continues, she is introduced to sounds and symbols which
lay the groundwork for reading and writing in the future. She is
introduced to numbers and the decimal system – with the most amazing
concrete materials to show her the way. She learns about land and water
forms, geometric figures, the political countries of the world; she
learns about the parts of plants and animals and about music and art
– at her own pace, in her own time.
It is during his third year, that everything comes to fruition for your
child. Reading, writing and mathematical understanding blossom from the
many seeds that were planted in the previous two years. The child
leaves the program with a strong set of academic skills; but, far more
importantly, with the attitude that learning is fun, exciting and boundless.
Children in this environment attend 5 days a week.
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