The prepared environment in a Montessori classroom is appealing to children because it feels like home. Our school is based on the principles of respect and independence. Children learn by doing; this requires both movement and investigation. By touching and manipulating everything in their environment, they build impressions about the physical world around them. At ABC’s of Learning, the children move freely from one work area to another, working alone or with others at will. All of this is achieved through teacher directed demonstrations and respect for the materials in the classroom.
The Montessori classroom is organized into several curriculum areas: language arts (reading, literature, grammar, creative writing and handwriting), mathematics and geometry, everyday living skills, sensory awareness exercises and puzzles, geography, history, science, art, music and movement. Lessons are introduced simply and concretely and are reintroduced several times over an extended period, increasing the degrees of abstraction and complexity. The underlying goal of the activities and lessons throughout our program is to holistically foster independence which, in turn, promotes self-expression, imagination and intelligence. Children at this age take pride in accomplishing things on their own which helps to build their self-esteem and confidence, preparing them to move to the next level as they grow physically and emotionally.
In addition to our standard curriculum, we also offer several supplemental enrichment experiences including music, yoga, Spanish, science and art. Providing the child with new learning opportunities and sensory stimulation, they add more interest and enjoyment to the regular curriculum.
We use brightwheel, an early education software tool, to communicate with parents and families throughout the day. With brightwheel, our teachers save time by combining check-in, photos, activities, and communication all in one place. This means more time with our students! As a parent, you’ll get private, real-time updates and photos delivered to your phone or computer. It also provides contactless digital check-in/check-out, a parent-teacher communication platform, and a secure online system for paperless billing and payment. Early education centers across the globe use brightwheel to help schools and teachers stay better connected with families and ABC’s of Learning is a proud partner!