The children's house: 
developing a desire to learn

The Primary program is truly a gift to your child. Designed for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years, it is an opportunity to nurture his individual development within the context of a group setting. The result? Self confidence, joy and a life long love-for-learning.

It's a Mixed Age Classroom

Because the curriculum is individualized, your child can work at her own pace while participating in a mixed age classroom community. Your younger child learns by observing the behavior and activities of the older children. Your older child gains self confidence, leadership skills and responsibility by setting an example for her younger friends.

The Gift of Choice

Your child will be introduced to a broad range of concepts and activities in individual and small group lessons. The real learning, however, occurs through independent activity by choosing to explore it, repeat it and perfect it.

Child Centered (Not Teacher Centered)

The teacher is trained to closely observe your child’s interests, tendencies and needs. You won’t see the teacher standing at the front of the classroom at a chalkboard, but rather down at your child’s level, engaged with her or a small group.

Beautiful Hands-On Materials Help Your Child Learn

The scientifically designed Montessori materials help your child learn through hands-on use and exploration. Through continued use, he develops as a concrete understanding of abstract concepts, such as mathematics, providing a solid foundation for learning into the future.

Group Activities and Play

While most of the day is spent in self-directed work, there are also times for group activity and play. The teacher may gather a group for songs or to tell stories about a cultural, scientific or historical theme of interest. Ample time is also given to run, dig, explore and play with friends outdoors.

The Children's House

The teacher works to perfect the environment – in it, your child works to perfect himself. Our teachers put tremendous care and attention to detail into the classroom with low shelves, beautiful artwork, books and cultural items of interest to pique your child’s interest and stimulate his senses. The children respond by developing a sense of classroom ownership and a drive to care for it, further deepening the bonds of the community and their quest to learn.

Essential Skills for a Successful Life

The Primary classroom is designed to help your child become his best self. Through “grace and courtesy” activities, we teach your child how to solve conflicts, how to act politely in social situations and how to be kind and helpful to friends.

Vie pratique
 

Le matériel de vie pratique est attractif pour l’enfant car il lui permet d'imiter ce qu'il voit ses parents faire, avec des objets adaptés à sa taille et sa force. Ces activités fascinent les enfants et développent la coordination et la motricité fine, ainsi que les premiers pas vers l'autonomie. 

Mathématiques

 

Le matériel de mathématiques est conçu ingénieusement pour révéler les concepts mathématiques par des manipulations, cubes, barres numériques, de perles ou de figures géométriques. 

Une grande importance est donnée à la géométrie. 

Sensoriel 

 

Le matériel sensoriel, est beau, en bois, de couleurs, il attire l’enfant qui va utiliser ses sens pour percevoir une caractéristique. Ce matériel permet à l'enfant de distinguer les formes, les tailles, les couleurs, les sons, le poids, les matières, puis ensuite de les classer en faisant des mises en pairs ou des gradations et finalement de passer à l'abstraction.

Langage

 

L'enfant en maternelle adore les mots et il est très occupé à absorber constamment le langage. L'enrichissement du vocabulaire, la poésie, la lecture d'histoires font partie du quotidien de l'enfant. Le jeune enfant apprend avec délice à décomposer les sons qui composent les mots, à reconnaitre les symboles de chaque son. L'acquisition de l'écriture et de la lecture se fait uniquement dans la joie de la découverte. 

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