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Primary Community

Primary-kindergarten/3-6 Mixed Age
8:30 AM
Arrival
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Uninterrupted Morning Work Period Time. Snacks offer throughout the morning work period time from 9:30 AM to 11: 30 AM
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Morning Recess Time
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Nap Time & Work Period (Kindergarteners begin their quiet work period at 1:45 PM.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Uninterrupted Afternoon Work Period Time. Snacks offer throughout the morning work period time from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Extra Curriculum/Afternoon Recess Time/Pick Up Time

Three-hour Work Period Time

The three-hour work period is a designated block of time during which children in a Montessori classroom engage in a series of short work cycles, which may gradually evolve into a three-hour or longer work cycle. Concentration is cultivated in both children and adults through two fundamental approaches:

  • Engaging in a sequence of short activities for extended periods.

  • Devoting progressively longer durations to a single activity.

 

What are the expected outcomes of this three-hour work period?

  • Enhanced concentration.

  • A sense of satisfaction upon completing tasks.

  • A heightened eagerness to learn through the available materials.

  • Increased enthusiasm and focus on the assigned work.

Optional Curriculum

The Primary Community welcomes children aged 3 to 6 years and features an integrated secular curriculum rooted in Dr. Maria Montessori's established philosophy and principles. Certified professionals guide each child within a self-directed learning environment, nurturing independence, responsibility, respect for others, and a passion for learning.

  • Practical Life: In the Practical Life area, children develop skills and coordination through a variety of gross and fine motor tasks. These activities not only enhance attention span but also promote task completion and foster independence.

  • Sensorial Area: The Sensorial area aids children in developing and refining their senses, enabling them to discriminate, categorize, and explore essential concepts.

  • Mathematics Area: In Mathematics, hands-on manipulative materials are employed to help children grasp abstract concepts such as numbers, symbols, the decimal system, mathematical operations, and basic number facts.

  • Bilingual Language Area:  Language Arts encompasses oral language development, written expression, reading, grammar, creative dramatics, and children’s literature. Our Bilingual program fosters fluency in both English and Mandarin, exposing children to the Mandarin vocabulary associated with Chinese holidays and culture.

  • Enrichment Activities: Enrichment activities introduce children to music, movement, Chinese culture and traditions, science, art, and geography. Gardening and ecology are integral components of both our indoor and outdoor environments.

Monday
Art Class -Weekly Class For Ages 4+ (Optional with Extra fee)
Tuesday
Soccer Class -Weekly Class For Ages 2-6 (Optional with Extra fee)
Wednesday
Dance Class -Weekly Class For Ages 2-6 (Optional with Extra Fee)
Friday
Sing Along Music Class -Biweekly Class For Ages 2-6 (No additional fee)
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