Our preschool program is for children between 2 and 5 years of age. Our preschoolers have their own classroom with a maximum of eight children to one trained and qualified teacher. Each child receives personal attention while participating in activities including vocabulary, word building, writing recognition of numerals and counters as well as addition, maps, names of continents, while coordinating fine motor skills through many skills and sensory motor activities. The music and songs are part of the circle time while every 3 hours in the day includes 30 minutes of playground time. The scope of the activities expand, responding to the needs of the growing child and include science, math and cultural topics.
Based on Montessori principles of mixed-age groups in various learning environments, the ages 3 to 5 are in one classroom. The younger children learn from the older children who act as good role models. The activities change as the developmental-level of this age group changes.
“The most important period in life is not the age of University studies, but the first one, the period from birth to age six.”
Maria Montessori – The Absorbent Mind
PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED & CERTIFIED PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
Our preschool program maintains a teacher to student ratio of one to eight so that each preschool child is given the utmost attention possible. Our teachers are professionally trained, certified in the Montessori Methodology and hold a bachelor’s degree. You can rest assured that your preschooler is in good hands.
Montessori School at Five Canyons only hires early-childhood qualified teachers. In addition all head teachers are Montessori Early Childhood credentialed and certified by American Montessori Society-Affiliated. Most of the head teachers have been with the school for over 5 years.