"We learn from the child how to teach from the heart." ~ Maria Montessori
Toddler Montessori & Academic Program Outline
Practical Life Skills - Develops memory, attention span, concentration, coordination,
and motor control. Skills taught are used in every day life such as: buttoning, zipping,
pouring, tying, spooning, sifting, stringing, sorting, snapping, cleaning, etc.
Sensorial - Anything that involves the five senses. Some skills associated with Sensorial
materials are visual perception, depth, color, height, width, taste, touch and fine
motor control. A variety of materials are used to develop these senses such as:
knobbed cylinders, rough & smooth boards, variation in texture materials, etc.
Circle Time - general class curriculum to include stories, songs, finger plays, weather,
days of the week, months, shapes, colors, numbers, letters, etc.
Phonics and Vocabulary Enrichment - letter, number and sound recognition. Construction
of sentences using picture cards.
Spanish - conducted twice a week. Concepts taught include counting, colors, greetings/farewells,
Music -Explored daily by the Montessori lead teacher and assistants.
Physical Education - a structured P.E. class conducted once a week.