Full time children will do both the AM and the PM programs as described below.
The classic 3-hour uninterrupted work period doing Practice Life, Sensorial, Math & Language work. Arts, Music, & Movement are integrated as well as free play.
The cultural subjects, which includes Botany, Zoology, Geology, Geography, and History are presented. Arts, Music, & Movement along with free play are included.
Montessori Education is an aid to life. Young children need to feel that they belong. Part of this is learning daily living skills that include but are not limited to care of the self, care for the environment, and grace & courtesy lessons.
Children also need to refine their senses. This is how they learn and try to make sense of the world around them. Along with Practical Life, the Sensorial strand of the Montessori curriculum form the foundation for learning Math and Language.
Math is taught using concrete materials before moving to abstraction. Since the hand is the instrument of the mind, mathematical concepts are effortlessly learned by doing. Abstraction spontaneously happens as the child discovers the concepts independently using the didactic materials.
Receptive and expressive language is organically learned through social interactions in the class community. The Director guides each child through the writing and the reading shelves, keeping in mind the child's interests.
The Cultural subjects include but are not limited to Botany, Zoology, History, Geography, and Geology. These provide the context on which lessons for each unit are derived.
Play is the work of a child. Children are given the freedom to just be children.