The 2 ½ to 4 year olds attend the 425 Crescent Ave. location, referred to as “425”. There are typically 5 homerooms with 6-8 children in each group. Children are often in this building for one to two years before moving to the 3 ½ to 6 building. Most of the children have come from our infant / toddler building so they will be continuing to build on their Montessori experiences. We do accept new students in at this level based on availability each year.
The school is within one of Wyoming’s old refurbished homes that have been converted to meet the needs of children. Each room in the home focuses on a different area of the classroom. Children during the day flow through the rooms, working with the teacher in that space to challenge themselves while exploring materials. The different areas include: Language/Geography, Math, Sensorial, Practical Life, Science and Lg. Motor/Creative Play.
Beyond the classroom experience, a mulched and blacktop outdoor play space is filled with trikes, scooters, swings, slides, trucks and wheelbarrows and is available to children through out the day. Sign-language is introduced with each new unit and used daily. Afternoon specials include: Webby Dance, Art Explorers, Cooking, and Music/Movement.
“Mother’s Nature” is an in-house field trip which comes four times a year and is aligned with the curriculum themes to help enhance the learning experience. Theme units are changed out every four to six weeks, offering children new vocabulary enrichment.
Other important aspects of our program include:
- 1 to 4 Ratio
- Potty Training still available
- Ed. Certified staff, Montessori trained, Degreed teachers and continued professional Development, plus a full time administrator in this building
- Fenced playground shared with the 435 location (infants and toddlers)
- First introduction to Homeroom teachers are trained in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse and Communicable Disease
Schedule of the Day
Rooms are open, breakfast is available until 8:45
1st Morning Meeting in homeroom: : Calendar & Weather, Grace & Courtesy discussions, schedule of the day
Small group presentations and work period
2nd Meeting in Homeroom-sharing bag, crafts, stories, Sign-language and songs.
Lunch, indoor rooms, outside environment are all open
Nap, snack, inside rooms, outside environment are all available
Small group presentation and work period
Afternoon Specials, pick-ups, inside and outside open.