Dr. Montessori identified ages three to six as a sensitive period in which children create knowledge, learn skills, and develop traits from their surroundings. By observing their environment and manipulating the Montessori materials, children develop their concentration to help master the tasks of everyday life.
“As a matter of fact, a child needs to live naturally and not simply have a knowledge of nature. The most important thing to do is to free the child, if possible, from the ties that keep him isolated in the artificial life of a city.” – Maria Montessori
Every child is unique and develops at their own pace and according to their interests. When observing a child, we should be aware of the manner in which they create. We encourage creativity by providing the child with the materials and supporting their imagination.
Acqua Montessori supports children’s need for movement by encouraging physical activity. Physical growth is directly linked to progress in children’s developmental areas and is responsible for building strength, coordination, and concentration.
7:00 - 8:45 Early Morning Care
8:45 - 11:30 Montessori Work Period
Music and Movement
Montessori Classroom Jobs
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch Time
12:00 - 1:00 Playground Time
1:00 - 3:00 Nap Time
3:00 - 6:00 After School Care
Order, Concentration, and Coordination leads to Independence