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Montessori Connections Pre-School

Our Programs

Toddler Program (18 months to 3 years):

The Toddler program, for children 18 months to 3 years, takes advantage of the toddler’s natural drive to act independently. Our curriculum is designed to foster speech / language and cognitive skills, strengthen gross & fine motor skills, teach independence & self-reliance and promote confidence, kindness, grace & courtesy. The toddlers classroom is setup to encourage children explore the world around them through their five senses. Children are introduced to letters & sounds, concepts of numbers, Concepts of colors & size, music movement & art. Classroom materials are always accessible, attractive, safe, and geared for a child’s success.Upon completion of this program children will enter the primary program. 

Primary Program (2 ½ to 6 years):

The Montessori classroom is a "living room" for children. Children choose their activities from open shelves with self-correcting materials and work in distinct work areas - on tables or on rugs on the floor. Over a period of time, the children develop into a "normalized community", working with high concentration and few interruptions. The classroom includes the following components:

The practical life exercises enhance the development of task organization and cognitive order through care of self, care of the environment, exercises of grace and courtesy, and refinement of physical movement and coordination. The sensorial materials enable the child to order, classify, seriate, and describe sensory impressions in relation, length, width, temperature, mass, color, etc. The Montessori math materials allow the child to internalize the concepts of numbers, symbols, sequences, operations, and memorizat-
ion of basic facts.

The language work includes oral language development, written expression, reading, grammar, creative dramatics, and children's literature. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed through the use of sandpaper letters (loose alphabet letters), and various presentations allowing children to effortlessly link sounds and symbols, and to express their thoughts in writing.

The child is also presented with geography, history, life sciences, music, art, and movement education.

Kindergarten Program (5 to 6 years):

The children enrolled in our full day Kindergarten program will work with the advanced Montessori materials during the morning hours. They will work on kindergarten curriculum in the afternoon. The children would work on advanced Math, reading / writing and work on various projects covering science and social studies areas. At the end of the year, a test is administered to evaluate individual proficiency. Our kindergarten curriculum is followed in accordance with the guidelines and standards that are set forth by the state and is followed in compliance with the concepts covered through the township

Gym Program:
The weekly Gym program is offered to help promote balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. The program incorporates age appropriate fun activities to help develop children’s physical, emotional and cognitive skills.

Music & Movement:
The weekly music program is offered to help promote in children appreciation for music. The music program covers vocal training and introduction to various child sized instruments to help teach tune and rhythm.

World Language:
Spanish is offered once a week to get the children familiarize with a new language. The world language curriculum introduces children to colors, numbers, animals, objects, clothing, greeting, etc. The curriculum also integrates fun filled activities to keep the children interested and motivated.