“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” ~Maria Montessori
Montessori Pre-School at Meadow Montessori School
Using Maria Montessori’s own beautiful and truthful words is one way to express the Montessori pre-school services offered at Meadow Montessori School!
Montessori Pre-School Environment
Our pre-school program is referred to as Children’s House and serves children from ages three to six years old. There are twelve or fewer children to each adult in the class. Care-of-the environment is a practical life skill which is an important element in Montessori’s philosophy. Students take an active role in maintaining the classroom environment and keeping the space clean.
Montessori Pre-School Curriculum
In Children’s House, students receive the guidance of the teacher as they follow their own academic interests. Students select appropriate learning activities in mathematics, science, and language skills. Teachers encourage positive social interactions through group work, so friendships develop while learning occurs.
Our Montessori pre-school curriculum, however, goes far beyond basic academic subjects. Foreign language teachers come to the classes weekly, so children can be exposed to the basics of Spanish. Labels in the classroom introduce children to other languages including Hindi & Chinese. Geography is introduced, so students learn about the parts of the earth, landforms, the continents, the solar system, and landforms. Music is taught through singing and an introduction to rhythm. Students explore different artistic mediums and have open-ended projects as they experiment with art.
Parents Considering Pre-school Services
If you are a hard-working, busy parent who may be looking for after (or before) school care, your child doesn’t even have to leave us. There is a Full Time (FT) program which opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. Pre-school students will continue in a Montessori environment throughout the day.
Please contact us to get an information admission packet for our Montessori pre-school in Richmond, Texas!