Montessori at Bowser


6 Weeks to 2 Year

This curriculum focuses on the basic cognitive, motor, language, social, practical life, and sensory activities. The infant's cognitive abilities are exercised by focusing on objects, tracking moved objects, matching lids to pots, remembering an object's location, and much more. These bright learners perform motor activities such as rolling over, grasping objects, dropping objects, and more. Sensory activities include experimenting with the five senses, and recognizing patterns. Manners are taught to babies in practical life activities. Names, numbers, and parts of body are identified in language activities. Finally, mingling with their playful friends and using facial expressions are clarified in our social activities. Additionally, our teachers provide fun games and events that will keep the eager infants engaged throughout the day

Ages 2 to 3

According to the Montessori philosophy, learning is the most fun during the first three years of children's lives as they absorb their environment unconsciously. Certified Montessori teachers lead classes using age-appropriate Montessori materials and activities that are designed to arouse interest and involvement. Classrooms are carefully planned to meet the needs of toddlers, and organized for their convenience. Once the child has mastered the basics, it becomes prepared for the next level of the six types of activities. The cognitive activities will include assembling a simple puzzle, matching geometrical shapes, and looking at a sequence of events. Their senses are applied by matching objects by pattern and texture, identifying the ten basic parts of the body, and working with different objects. Examples of motor activities would be unwrapping objects and transferring objects from one place to another. The child will continue to learn English by naming colors, counting, and naming objects. Learning how to take care of themselves will be taught by sorting and matching utensils. Socializing will be encouraged by exploring and imitating diverse facial expressions

Ages 3 to 5

The foundation of the Montessori experience, the primary program, is for children in the important early formative years. Beginning with practical and social skills, children learn to keep track of their belongings, to put things away, to share materials. Academics are introduced through concrete, manipulative materials which utilize all five senses and lay the groundwork for abstract thinking. The preschooler is now ready to spark their interests with mathematics, practical life, language arts, and culture and science. Through the use of a multitude of language activities, a child first learns his or her phonetic sounds, phonetic reading and writing, irregular or sight words, phonograms and blends, which lead to fluent reading. We also urge for journal keeping, creative writing, whole language and poetry. In mathematics, all activities incorporate the use of concrete materials. Children first learn to count to ten, and systematically progress to solving complex addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. In practical life, many creative time-tested activities are offered to assist the child in developing a sense of order, concentration, personal pride, independence, respect for others, fine motor skills, grace and courtesy, confidence and self-esteem. In culture and science, botany, geography, history, and zoology are taught. In geography, we start with land, water and air, and progressing to studying the world's different regions through photographs, art, geo-molds and geography puzzles. By examining their own timeline from birth to present, and their own family tree in history, and the concept of time is brought to life. In botany, we assist the child in exploring the biological aspects of his environment and help them develop an appreciation for the delicate balance of nature. The study of botany is child centered using live plants as a knowledge and interest catalyst. In zoology, we learn about animals and to respect their needs, habits, and characteristics. Additionally, we perform science experiments that are interesting and fun. They are all hands-on and teacher-friendly.

Ages 5 to 12

The elementary program provides full expression of the Montessori principles of self-directed. Currently, we provide before and after school care and summer camp during summer holidays.