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The Casa program for children 2 ½ – 6 yrs

Maria Montessori called her program for early childhood “the casa dei bambini” or“the children’s house.”  A warm setting scaled to children is integral to the children’s house program. Unlike our homes which are scaled for adults, Montessori early childhood environments offer children a world they can master. In this setting, your child is encouraged to work at their own pace to explore, discover social skills, all five senses, math and language, science and nature, French, music and movement.  All of this through the guidance of educators trained in Montessori methods.

The Montessori Casa curriculum covers Mathematics, Language, Practical Life, Sensorial, and Cultural activities.

Maria Montessori believed that children could absorb mathematical concepts natural.  Using Montessori materials and methods, children explore the world of Mathematics – numbers and quantities – in unique and exciting ways.

A focus on both speaking and listening enriches a child’s vocabulary and provides communication tools.  Spoken language, written language, and reading are the three main components of Language in the Montessori environment.  In the French Immersion environment of La Fontaine Montessori, storytelling, phonetics and reading are just some of the ways your child will be encouraged to increase their communication skills.

Practical Life includes everyday activities.  Children learn to pour water, plant a garden, serve snack, tidy up and clean the environment.  Involvement in what seems like merely play develop a child’s independence through self-care, care of others, and care of the environment.

Sensorial activities and materials – engaging each of the five senses, together and independently – help your child distinguish differences in texture, sound, colour, size, weight, and shape.  This development of all the senses helps the child acquire the components needed for all other learning.

Cultural subjects are the most diverse – geography, biology, art, music, dance, physical sciences, crafts – and the purpose of this area is to develop and understanding of the interrelated nature of the world.

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French Language Teaching

No one but a child can learn to perfect as many languages as he hears spoken.

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