Curious Child Preschool Programs
Toddler Program (18 months – 3 years)
Our Toddler classrooms are designed to foster the independent and curious nature of a toddler, allowing them to freely explore in a beautiful, carefully prepared, age-appropriate environment.
Using Montessori methodologies, our classroom allows each toddler the opportunity to:
- Strengthen language skills
- Practice gross and fine motor skills
- Develop independence and confidence
- Practice social skills and caring for others
- Explore music, movement and literature
From age 18 months – 3 years, children are actively searching for knowledge about their environment. They are especially interested in asserting their independence. Independence is a large part of our toddler classroom—and is encouraged by allowing the child to choose a variety of activities that he or she can accomplish with success. With love and guidance, our program allows these children to explore and gain the independence they seek through a variety of age-appropriate activities.
Our teachers give toddlers responsive, individualized attention to help them build skills in five essential areas:
- Sensory and Perception
- Gross and Fine Motor skills
- Social and Emotional Growth
Toddlers are also exposed to and participate in Art, Music and Movement, Gardening, and Cooking.
Primary Program (ages 3-6 years)
At ages 3-6, children have more control and coordination over their mind and body and continue to become more independent. Our primary classrooms are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the 3-6 year old class. Creating order is an important role in this environment, which is designed to encourage curiosity and a love for learning.
With Montessori principles as our guide, each child has the opportunity to:
- Develop a social academic foundation and desire for lifelong learning
- Encourage independent decision making and problem solving skills
- Develop positive social, emotional and physical growth in a respectful environment
Art in our classroom is used in a variety of ways. At its most basic level, art will teach the child to use a pencil and draw lines from top to bottom and left to right. Also, many practical exercises are artistic in nature – including cutting, weaving, sewing and stencils. Throughout the school year children are exposed to an assortment of mediums, artists, and artistic styles. The children’s art work is showcased in the Curious Child annual art show for all to see.
Music and Movement
Music and Movement and Yoga classes are presented to both toddler and primary classrooms during the school year. During this class children are encouraged to explore different types of movement and dance styles.
Spanish is part of our Primary classroom curriculum. Spanish class is presented twice per week by our Spanish teacher. The curriculum is always relevant to the new concepts being presented in the primary classroom Montessori programs.
All our teachers at The Curious Child Preschool enjoy working in the garden and understand the need for children to work and play in nature. Children participate in planting the gardens, weed picking, watering from the rain barrels, and learning the various techniques of composting. The summer’s bounty is shared by all at snack time throughout the summer and fall.
Both toddler and primary Montessori school classrooms prepare many of their own daily snacks. One day a week, each classroom prepares a more extensive snack. Allowing children to explore in the kitchen inspires creativity and can also expose them to new foods. Exposure to the kitchen also teaches the children about tools used in the kitchen, while learning about the clean-up processes and how to act with grace and courtesy. At our school, we truly believe learning to prepare food is stimulating; allowing children to explore different interests and work in a creative community setting.
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