From this early experience, the young child is prepared for the challenges of elementary school. Forest Drive Montessori education helps to develop a child who is:
Coordinated in movement
Refined in social graces
Cultured in arts and music
Our pre-school program is the children’s community. The prepared environment is carefully designed to facilitate the development of the child’s independence and responsibility for care of the self, the environment, and each other.
The child’s natural curiosity and love for learning between the ages of three to six years experiences a dynamic curriculum, in a Montessori environment that fosters independence, concentration, coordination, order and creativity.
Our classroom is a thriving social and learning community. In a multi-age, interactive setting the children learn shared responsibility, compassion, and respect for each other. Older children reinforce lessons they have learned by sharing their knowledge with younger children, while the younger children observe the work of the older children and are motivated toward these future experiences. Together, the children grow to be independent learners and thinkers and to become socially capable.
Our program offer a lunch time together where there are a mixed age range of children and staff at a table, so lunch is an opportunity to socialize with a group of friends and the children are also encouraged to practice and learn their grace and courtesy skills.