Primary Program: 2.5 to 5 years
The Montessori Primary program offers a unique, mixed-age classroom environment, for children approximately 3 to 5 years old. Here, children engage in individual learning experiences, as well as one-on-one interactions, which are integral to the Montessori Method. As children get older, they tend to see things that adults find ordinary as very interesting and special. Practical life exercises like sorting, pouring, or washing dishes absorb them completely. We recognize this as the beginning of control and coordination of mind and body. That’s why Montessori learning revolves around tangible, hands-on experiences.
Children use concrete materials to learn math; movable alphabet letters to explore language; and cubes, cylinders and other objects to categorize, find spatial relationships, and more. Practical learning experiences explore key subjects including:
Science and Nature
Music and Movement
Cooking and Nutrition
In the process, children are discovering independence, confidence, and innovation.
Our Montessori based infant/toddler curriculum supports the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of each child. Toddlers strengthen, speech and language development and both fine and gross motor skills as they explore self, family, and the world in which they live. The toddler program prepares the toddler class children for preschool work by exposing them to each area of Montessori curriculum. The toddlers learn concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility, and respect all of which prepare them well for a successful transition into preschool.
School Age Program
We provide before and after school care for Basehor and Piper communities. The Piper school bus stops at our location but we use our school van to transport children to and from Basehor. We also provide a summer program that includes fun, educational curriculum and field trips!