LEADING MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL IN ANCASTER
At The Ancaster Montessori School, we understand the critical importance of early childhood education in fostering holistic development. Our Montessori preschool in Ancaster offers a comprehensive Child Development Program tailored to maximize a child's potential in key areas like language acquisition, orderliness, sensory perception, and motor coordination. We recognize that before the age of 7, children possess a remarkable ability to absorb knowledge and skills in these domains. This window of opportunity gradually diminishes after the age of 6, both in terms of quantity and quality of learning. Specialized Montessori educational materials for activities in various curriculum areas are created with this in mind to enhance learning.
In our Montessori classrooms, every activity is thoughtfully designed to align with a child's developmental needs, focusing on enhancing their abilities in the specified areas. By immersing our young learners in stimulating and engaging experiences, we facilitate their natural curiosity and eagerness to explore, laying a strong foundation for their future academic and social success. Our dedicated educators and accredited Montessori teachers at the Ancaster Montessori School are committed to nurturing a supportive learning environment where children thrive, ensuring they reach their fullest potential during this critical stage of growth and development.
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Practical Life Activities
Activities in Practical Life teach children how to be independent. Independence is very important for the young child to learn. Small children can learn how to tie their own shoes, pour their own milk, and tidy up when they make a spill. There are many activities of Practical Life. Through these activities in Montessori preschool, children learn to care for themselves, for their environment, and for each other. As in other curriculum areas, many Practical Life activities isolate one particular skill. This allows children to master the necessary skills to progress, beginning one step at a time.
Sensorial activities teach children to focus their awareness, discriminate fine differences, and learn how to observe. Some exercises are for matching and grading colours, textures, and sounds, while others are for sorting by one aspect, such as height, width, or length.
Montessori Mathematics in our Montessori Preschool includes activities in numbers 1-9999, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These involve hands-on learning materials that make abstract concepts clear and concrete.
Activities in Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies include the subjects of history, geography, and science. Children use many puzzles for activities in geography and science long before they do any written work. Puzzles are a very important part of the Montessori approach. Young children experience things that they can touch and manipulate with much greater interest than a two-dimensional picture on paper. By assembling a complex whole from many parts, children can develop a real sense of discovery about the world they live in while building their concentration.
The activities in our Montessori preschool classrooms involve the use of specialized Montessori material. These are all child-sized, multi-sensory, self-correcting, sequentially organized, and are designed to enhance the child’s focused attention.
Language activities develop children’s skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Considering that the optimal developmental time frame for learning language is before the age of 6, this is an important time for vocabulary enrichment. Materials in every area of the classroom can teach the names of geometric shapes and solids, continents and countries within continents, flags, types and parts of trees, flowers and animals, etc.
Children can benefit from a preschool Montessori education starting at 15 months. We have had a great Montessori program for over 30 years for children 2.5 to 6 years old, and now toddlers can explore, discover, and learn with us, too. Find more information about our toddler class here.
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