Montessori class is designed to help all children reach their fullest potential at their own unique pace. A classroom whose children have varying abilities is a community in which everyone learns from one another and everyone contributes. Moreover, multiage grouping allows each child to find his or her own pace without feeling "ahead" or "behind" in relation to peers.
Practical Life exercises instill care for self, for others, and for the environment. Activities include many of the tasks children see as part of the daily routine in their home, such as preparing food and washing dishes, along with exercises of grace and courtesy. Through these tasks, children develop muscular coordination, enabling movement and the exploration of their surroundings. They learn to work at a task from beginning to end, and develop their powers of control, order and concentration.
Sensorial materials serve as tools for development of five senses. Children build cognitive skills, and learn to order and classify impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring the physical properties of their environment.
Language development is vital to human development. The Montessori environment is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to experience conversations, stories and poetry. The sandpaper letters help children link sound and symbol effortlessly, encouraging the development of written expression and reading skills. To further reading development, children are exposed to the study of grammar.
Mathematics activities help children learn and understand the concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. This work gives children a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles, prepares them for later abstract reasoning, and helps to develop problem-solving capabilities.
Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology, and Art is presented as extensions of the sensorial and language activities. Children learn about people and cultures in other countries with an attitude of respect and admiration. Through familiarity, children come to feel connected to the global human family. Lessons and experiences with nature inspire a reverence for all life.
FRENCH: Early exposure to any language has been scientifically linked to increased cognitive abilities. Basic French language is introduced with songs during French circle.
MUSIC: Music brings attraction and rise to the human spirit and expression. Learning songs and nursery rhymes with movement activities through music stimulates child’s interest and creativity and children interacts in delightful way.
FIELD TRIPS: Field trips are vital part of Huron Park Montessori. Field trips are based on themes / curriculum link with learning experiences along with fun and enjoyment.
SWIMMING: Swimming is often ranked as the best form of exercise. We encourage the parent to participate until their child lets them know they can do it themselves. These preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We’ll help them jump into shallow water. They’ll try floats and glides on their front and back, wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They’ll learn to get their face wet and blow bubbles underwater.
GYM: Huron Park Montessori encourages children healthy and active lifestyle by participating in Physical Activities.