Children’s House Montessori Preprimary, Ages 2.5 – 6 Years
At Redeemer Montessori School, there are three Children’s House classrooms educating approximately 96 children between the ages of 2.5 and 6 years. The basic areas of experience in a preprimary classroom are practical life, sensorial, math, language, and cultural subjects, such as science, geography, art, and music.
Children work at their own pace with self-correcting materials. These didactic materials progress incrementally in difficulty, move from concrete to abstract concepts, and support investigation and independent learning.
There are three different options for program attendance:
- M-F Full Day (8:30 am –3:00 pm)
- M-F Half Day (8:30 am –12:00 pm)
- T-W-TH Full Days (8:30am – 3:00pm)
The children choose which activities they will focus, with guidance. This ‘freedom within limits’ fosters independence and responsibility. Respect for self, respect for others, and respect for environment are the guiding principles in a Montessori classroom. Social development is encouraged by allowing children to interact spontaneously.
In the multi-aged classroom, children collaboratively learn from one another. The younger students look to the older students for guidance, both socially and developmentally, which in turn gives the older students a high level of self-esteem , a sense of responsibility, and leadership skills.