May 30, 2013We have exciting news! Town & Country Montessori has new program options available for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. We are pleased to offer a shorter Read More »
April 02, 2013Check out our Online Auction Catalog Bid Online until Thursday April 4th at 7pm Hope to see you there! Read More »
March 15, 2013Please review the brochure and order form in today’s Friday folder and share it with family members, co-workers, friends, and neighbors. You may also visit the Dutch Read More »
January 19, 2013Prospective parents are invited to visit on Wednesday January 23rd. School will be in session so parents and/or caregivers will have the opportunity to observe the Read More »
December 13, 2012In the spirit of giving, we are collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots. Donations will be collected next Wednesday, December 19th by veterans of the Marine Read More »
The Montessori Curriculum
The Montessori curriculum for the young child encompasses the whole child. A child is introduced to materials and lessons when he is developmentally ready to receive them. The classroom offers a variety of appealing work which will engage the active learner in his quest to understand the world around him.There are four central areas in a prepared Montessori Environment:
- Practical Life: This area allows the child to begin to hone her powers of concentration, order, coordination of movement, and independence. The materials found in this area foster the mastering of every day skills such as pouring, sweeping, washing, dressing oneself and lessons in courtesy.
- Sensorial: The materials found in this area develop the young child’s understanding of perceptual qualities through exploration with Montessori materials. These materials offer the child the opportunity to concretely discover conceptual qualities such as one-to-one correspondence, gradation, and temporal relations. Many of these materials provide a foundation for future math work.
- Language: The Language curriculum allows the child to associate phonetic sounds to written symbols. The child will be introduced to word composition, the mechanics of writing, and later reading.
- Mathematics: The materials found in the Montessori Math area allow a child to concretely explore abstract concepts and operations. The young child will be introduced to numerals and their associated quantities, liner counting, decimal system (exploration of place value), and mathematical operations. The child will also be exposed to fractions, time, and currency.
In addition to these areas, the classroom is rich with materials in Geography, Science, Cultural exploration, Art and Music.