Our Primary Program

Children’s House offers a varied and rich curriculum including, but not limited to, Practical Life Skills, Language Development, Math, Science, Geography, and Art.

Practical Life Skills

The practical life area is the foundation of a Montessori Primary education.  It includes materials for self-care, care of the environment, and grace and courtesy.  Children typically choose to return to this area over and over, building their independence and concentration.

Sensorial Activities

Children use these lessons to develop their senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell.  Mastering these lessons prepares children for the more abstract work in math, language, and cultural.

Language Development

In following the Montessori Method, children get hands-on work which include sandpaper letters, metal insets, and the movable alphabet.  Each lesson moves the child toward building, writing, and reading words.

Math

Montessori observed that children have a natural ability to absorb math concepts, such as geometry, at an early age.  Our classrooms provide developmentally appropriate work to encourage a students intrinsic knowledge of numbers and how they function.

Cultural

These lessons include developmentally appropriate works in science (botany and zoology), and socio- and physical geography.

Timelapse of a Typical Montessori Morning for a Four Year Old