The Pre-Primary Program is an extension of the Toddler Program. Children age 2 to 3 years are part of this program. The Montessori Curriculum formally starts in this class. The environment is very carefully prepared and divided into centers such as Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Cultural Subjects, Cultural Subjects Puzzles, Art and Manipulative materials designed to prepare the child for more abstract thinking and learning. A consistent routine of work is established with the purpose to guide and fulfill the needs children have at this age. Our carefully prepared environment allows them to have a positive experience and the opportunity to develop self-discipline and concentration.
Toilet training is a fundamental aspect of this program. Children at this age are more sensitive and aware of the control of their body. Therefore, they contribute very willingly to the process of Toilet Training, which is a criteria for children to be promoted into the Primary class.
The Montessori Teacher is very much aware of the particular needs this stage of growth requires and Riverchase Montessori is glad to provide the environment in which the needs of your child can be met in a natural and rational manner.
The main focus of this program is: Order in the environment, respect for others, good manners and social skills, personal cleanliness, control of movement, repetition of the exercises, training of the senses, preparation for reading ,writing and math, and toilet training.
All warm meals (breakfast, lunch and three snacks) are cooked and served at school daily as part of the monthly tuition.
Riverchase Montessori School is committed to helping your child to grow and develop in our school, learning the why and the how of the many academic questions they will face while growing up.