CURRICULUM

  

Our program includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math,  Science and Cultural Studies, and Music & Movement. 

 

Practical life The aims of practical life exercises are to help children develop concentration, coordination, independence and a sense of order. Spooning, pouring, folding, cutting exercises will help children in concentration and coordination. Through the use of zipper, button, snapping frames, wiping their noses and washing hands exercises will help children become independent and to care for themselves. Children learn to care for the environment through sweeping, dusting, washing tables, watering plants, etc.

 

Sensorial Sensorial materials allow children to learn through their five senses. Activities in the sensorial area enable children to order, classify and describe sensory experiences like dimension, color, texture, sound, and sight. These materials develop the children's mathematical mind, providing the structure necessary for ordering and sequencing in mathematics. 

 

LanguageThe language portion of our curriculum focuses on oral language development, written expression, reading, and literature. The children will learn phonetic sounds, symbolic representation of letters, sight words, blending and many such important skills to be successful readers. We encourage children to participate in discussions, storytelling, group presentations, and public speaking.

  • Listening to instructions and important information

  • Executing instructions

  • Developing vocabulary

  • Alphabet recognition   

  • Phonics 

  • Beginning and ending  consonant sounds 

  • Short vowels and long vowel sounds

  • Sight words

  • Blending sounds

  • Rhyming words, opposites, etc.

  • Learning left to right and top to bottom progression

  • Learning to trace letters and moving towards writing on their own

  • Introduction to reading words and moving towards reading sentences

  • Introduction to Grammar

  • Handwriting 

 

Mathematics Children use specially designed Montessori materials that make abstract concepts clear and concrete. The use of these hands-on materials helps children to gain a deeper understanding of mathematical principles, develop problem-solving capabilities and prepare them for four mathematical operations.

  • Understanding quantity and symbol relationship

  • Skills in linear counting

  • Skip counting

  • Even and odd numbers

  • Base ten and basic math operations(addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)

  • Money

  • Time

 

Science and Cultural Studies- Our Science curriculum involves learning about plants, animals, the solar system, and the weather. In Zoology, the children will learn about the characteristics of living and non-living things, the life cycles of butterflies and frogs. The parts of the plants, leaves, and flowers will be introduced to the children in the botany section. For physical science, they will learn about states of matter.

 

The Cultural Studies curriculum covers the universe from the concept of land, and water to various landforms. Children will learn about the geography of other countries around the world and their cultures. Children will achieve an early understanding of the concepts of the world, such as states, countries, and continents and will learn to appreciate other cultures around the world. 

 

  • Plant care

  • Parts of a plant, a leaf, and a flower

  • Life cycles of butterfly and frog

  • Living vs. nonliving things

  • Human body parts 

  • Sink and float 

  • Magnetic v. nonmagnetic

  • Color mixing

  • Weather and seasons

  • Solar system

 

Each month we will have a new theme and we will learn these concepts through hands-on activities and experiments.

 

Music & Movement- Music is an essential part of our curriculum. Music stimulates the child’s frontal lobes, which is important to both language and motor development. Children will sing and dance to nursery rhymes and other children's songs. They will explore the sound of different musical instruments. They will develop gross motor skills by skipping, dancing, and jumping to the tunes.

 

  

 

 

 

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   742 Roverton Court, San Ramon, CA 94582

  Enroll Today: 925-829-3228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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