Our cozy homelike environment is designed to nurture children’s curiosity and eagerness to learn. We provide an engaging program using the classic method of Maria Montessori. Our tipical day at the learning station begins with a three hour work period, during this time children are free to work on projects of their choosing.
TLS Montessori is dedicated to the development of the whole child as a unique individual through the prepared environment of Montessori Teachers & Learning materials. Your child will develop self-discipline, concentration, independence and a thirst for lifetime learning. They will develop and respect themselves, others and their environment.
Our curriculum is based on the five components of the Montessori Approach:
The purpose of these activities is to enable the child to acquire coordination, orderliness, self-confidence, independence, control over his/her small muscle movements and to enable him/her to understand the function of his/her immediate environment. Student will learn to open, shut, carry pour, peal, cut, wash. In addition polishing, scrubbing, the use of buttons, zippers, snaps, ties and latches. The child’s experiences will also include care of person and care of environment.
These activities which surround the use of sensorial materials leads the child from sensation to ideas; from the concrete to the abstract and to the association of ideas. These materials also assist the child in learning to differentiate between sizes, colors, weights, textures, sounds, odors, and tastes. These materials include sandpaper in varying degrees of roughness, red rods, pink tower, cylinder blocks, color tablets, geometric cabinet sound boxes, and bells. Students become involved in exercises which allow him/her to organize and classify.
The development of language begins with speech and progresses into writing and reading. Vocabulary enrichment activities enable the child to classify his/her environment, enlarge his/her vocabulary and develop communication skills. The geometric insets are used to develop the small muscles as a preparation for writing. The movable alphabet, phonogram board and grammar boxes are used to teach analysis of sentences.
The child progresses from concrete to abstract through the use of materials such as beads, spindle boxes, and number charts. The number rods are used to teach the decimal system which is the basis for all branches of mathematics.
The children learn about the world around them, cultural diversity and distant lands. The child’s first impressions in geography are sensorial globes, puzzle maps, flags and geographical land formations which enable the child to learn and to become interested in the world in which we live.
When weather permits: we provide backyard play time, trips to near by playgrounds and field trips.