At The Little Montessori School, we believe in education of the Whole Child, and our curriculum and tuition includes a dedication to this philosophy,
For the time being, we will not be hosting any third-party programs or instructors out of an abundance of caution for your child and family's safety. You can read more about our approach in our COVID-19 Response Plan. The current design of our programs are outlined below. When the situation allows, we are excited to offer additional programs utilizing visiting teachers and instructors.
Spanish and ASL
All of our classrooms include materials in both English and Spanish. Ms. Vanessa, our Early Childhood guide, is a native Spanish speaker and received her Montessori training and taught in Costa Rica. She has taught children Spanish in dual-language immersion schools in the community. In addition to the Spanish-language materials and conversational Spanish curriculum, she will provide weekly Spanish lessons in all of our classrooms.
Peace & Service
At The Little Montessori School, peace curriculum is intrinsic to every aspect of learning. Younger children receive lessons in grace & courtesy, from how to carefully walk around a friend who is working on a rug, to how to tell someone that they would like to be alone. All of our classrooms have "Peace Corners," which children can access freely for a moment of calm engaged in a peaceful activity or quiet self awareness. Our elementary students design and implement service projects, and practice conflict-resolution through student-facilitated peace meetings.
We believe in providing children with every tool they need to serve the future they will create, and our innovative, modern STEAM program is designed to spark children's curiosity, challenge them to create solutions to difficult questions, and use their imaginations to solve problems affecting the world. Each month, we focus on a specific topic from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, providing the opportunity for students to develop a new passion and deeper understanding in a variety of areas.
Music & Movement
Musical activities are included in the daily life of the Montessori classroom and respected as much as other curriculum subjects. All of our guides are trained in Music & Movement, and they integrate music into everyday activities through song, movement, instruments, music appreciation, the Montessori Bells, and Walking on the Line to music.
Research shows that music is fundamental in early childhood education, helping children to develop in various ways, including problem-solving and logic skills. Language acquisition is enhanced as children learn songs with varied vocabulary, meter, and rhyme. Cultural lessons are enriched with songs about continents, planets, respect for Earth, and much more.