Programs

INFANT PROGRAM
(9-18 months)
The Montessori infant program is a unique tool that aids development in little people. During this stage, children undergo so much of spiritual, physical and intellectual growth that every day is a blessing just being part of their world. It is a critical time in a child’s life when he begins to explore and learn new skills. Children in the infant stage live in an egocentric world, and the environment is designed to promote healthy interactions between them while allowing a safe space for playtime. Under this module, we help children develop independence, movement, concentration and confidence in the environment.Interiors_Mantra_DRenelli_2015_4870

TODDLER MONTESSORI PROGRAM
(18-30-months)

The purpose of our 10-month Montessori program is to encourage, assist and supervise the natural development of each child. Children will develop and foster the foundation for a strong independent personality under the gentle guidance of a Montessori-trained toddler teacher and through the carefully prepared toddler environment. Children will complete tasks in the home-based prepared environInteriors_Mantra_Montessori_DRenelli_2015_4944ment such as:

Practical life tasks: Practical life tasks give the child a meaningful degree of independence and self discipline. We teach them how to care for themselves and the environment, and skills such as pouring, spooning, polishing, besides kindness and respect.

Sensorial materials: The prepared environment will provide material for refining the auditory, visual and tactile senses.
Language: Through phonetic material and sensorial activities the child will learn to develop his vocabulary. Storytelling will be an important part of the language component as well as pre-reading skills.

 

Mathematics: Hands-on concrete material will be used to teach children the basics. The child will have a basic introduction to qualitative and quantitative concepts.
Art: Art activities will help the child express his own creative ideas by using various materials along with sensory exploration of materials and media rather than product producing.
Music: Toddlers love songs that require physical responses. Music classes will provide playing instruments waving scarves and other props.

 

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CASA (PRESCHOOL) MONTESSORI PROGRAM 
(30-months to six years)
(10-month program; summer camp available at an additional cost)

The preschool classroom at Montessori Mantra is set up to help meet the needs of the preschool child. The classroom will help foster a social climate of mutual caring and respect with ample opportunities for cooperation, collaboration and social interaction. The Montessori environment invites the child to be an active sensorial explorer. The keys to knowledge are offered through scientifically designed materials. Presentation activities are chosen freely and repeated frequently according to the child’s developmental needs in the preschool room. For example, you may have a three year old washing while a four year old is composing words and phrases with letters (known as the movable alphabet) and a five year old is performing multiplication using a specially designed set of beads. Through working in the prepared environment the child develops the skills needed for lifelong learning, concentration, independent thinking, and problem solving. He/she also develops a solid understanding of his/her social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs.

Preschool curriculum overview

Practical life: manipulative skills, self development and how to care for the environment.
Sensorial: the main focus of sensorial activities is to help the child sort out the many and varied impressions given by the senses. They are designed to develop order, broaden and refine sense perception.
Language: the phonetic material will help the child develop the readiness for writing and reading.
Mathematics: Hands-on with concrete exercises. The child will develop an understanding of relation with symbols to quantities. After this stage the child will be introduced to advanced exercises such as addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
Culture: Children will develop understanding of concepts of history, language, science, technology, and art.