3 to 6 years old
The 3 to 6 year old child is undergoing a process of self-construction. The application of the Montessori philosophy and the specifically designed Montessori equipment aids the child's ability to absorb knowledge and continue this path of self-construction.
There are four main areas in the primary program: Exercises of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics. Considerable emphasis is also placed on Creative Arts, Music, Science, Geography and Cultural Studies.
Acquisition of one's own first culture is the child's central developmental drive in the first plane of development.
The pre-primary environment serves this drive abundantly, bringing the world to the child. Globes, maps, songs, landforms, collections of pictures of life in different cultures, and much more, is offered, with the aim of helping the child to grow as an individual appreciating the larger context of his or her world.
This age group requires a 5 day repetitive work schedule to best help them prepare for elementary. Children at this age group that attend school 5 days a week have shown faster growth in all areas of classroom work and social development. The more time children spend in the Montessori environment, the more time there is to build strong focus and attention skills as well as longer work cycles. This development is critical to the children's success as they continue on with their schooling.