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Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum

Every Day Living Skills Science Skills
  • care of the indoor environment
  • gross & fine motor development
  • personal needs management
  • gardening & outdoor environment
  • life science classifications
  • parts of plants and animals
  • explorations in nature
  • geography and cultures
Language Skills Math Skills
  • phonics and letter association
  • pencil control and writing
  • encoding sounds to words
  • reading
  • quantity and numeral association
  • estimating and counting
  • decimal hierarchy to thousands
  • dition and subtraction
Sensory Skills Art Skills
  • size and shape relationships
  • color differentiation
  • textural and stereognostic touch
  • sound and smell exploration
  • drawing and painting
  • music and movement
  • crafts in a variety of mediums
  • modeling in clay and dough
Social Skills  
  • caring for and cooperating with others
  • communication strategies
  • mediation and problem solving
  • self control

DAILY SCHEDULE

Arrivals and greetings

8:30 – 8:45

Playground time

8:45 – 9:00

Opening ceremonies and group time

9:00 – 9:15

Individual work, lessons and snack

9:15 – 11:00

Clean-up and group time

11:00 – 11:20

Prepare for outside

11:20 – 11:30

Playground time

11:30 – 12:00

Dismissal of morning students

11:45 – 12:00

Prepare for lunch

12:00 – 12:15

Lunch and clean-up

12:15 – 12:45

Preschool nap and Kindergarten individual work

12:45 – 2:00

Non-sleeping preschoolers invited to rise and work

1:30

Clean-up, group time and end of day ceremonies

2:15 – 2:30

Prepare for outside

2:30 – 2:40

Afternoon playground time

2:40 – 3:00

Dismissal of full day students

2:45 – 3:00

After school enrichment program

3:00 – 5:00

Snack for enrichment program students

3:15 – 3:45

Final dismissal

4:45 – 5:00

The above schedule is not set in stone. It is a guideline and teachers apply it with flexibility. Beautiful weather often calls for longer playground times while uncomfortable weather cancels playground time altogether. Cooking in the classroom, special craft projects, nature hikes and community visitors also require schedule changes. Monthly calendars and newsletters are provided to keep parents informed of planned special events. Nature hikes, however, often happen spontaneously, as the outdoors spirit moves us.