Young children experience math, language, arts, science and cultural studies through developmentally appropriate activities.
Daily presentations by the teachers show the children predetermined concepts, and children engage until they feel confident to teach the concept to others. Mixed age groups in the classroom allow children to learn, practice and teach each other. A daily blend of academics, play, gross motor, creative art and music prepares our children for the larger elementary schools. The respect teachers model for self, others and the environment instills a desire to care for self, others and the environment. The children are given the gift of respect from the adults and freedom to learn and play within clear limits.
Dr. Montessori called her first Roman school Casa dei Bambini or House of Children. Playgroup continues her tradition of creating a homelike feel for young children. Everyday life skills, grace and courtesy are integral parts of the day. Our goal is to have gracious, independent and confident young children.