Age 3 to 5
The Montessori Primary Program is based on self-directed, non-competitive activities that help the child develop self-esteem, confidence, decision-making and problem solving skills. The multi-aged grouping promotes an atmosphere for helping and learning together.
The teacher prepares the environment and guides the children so that they may progress at their own pace. The Montessori materials will enable your child not only to read and write, but also to think creatively and abstractly when faced with challenges.
During work time children receive lessons with the whole class, in small groups and one-on-one. Children practice lessons that the teacher has presented to them. The teacher observes the child’s progress and skills with their independent work and uses these observations to personalize future lessons for the child. The Montessori Method is implemented using the prepared environment with lesson presentations that are delivered in a sequence that leads to optimum success for each child.
The Primary classroom is has a structured schedule yet it allows flexibility for the child to decide how their day will unfold through personal selection of lessons and activities as well as one-on-one work with the teachers.
Students participate in extracurricular activities including Yoga, Art Appreciation, Music Introduction.
Since Waves of Wonder is a bilingual school, Spanish lessons are offered every day.
In our Primary Environment we offer 2, 3, and 5 day programs. Part-Time, Full-Time, and Extended Days are available.