- Oct 19, 2018 Parents are People Too: How Taking Care of Yourself is Part of Taking Care of Your Child Oct 19, 2018
- Sep 13, 2018 It Takes a Village: You're Not Alone in Times of Tantrum Sep 13, 2018
- Sep 6, 2018 Pretty Smart. Pretty Kind. Pretty Funny. Pretty Strong: How to Talk to Girls to Build Confidence in Their Inner Beauty Sep 6, 2018
- Aug 14, 2018 Slipups and Sillies: The Importance of Sharing our Authentic Selves with Children Aug 14, 2018
- Jun 27, 2018 The Suzuki Experience — Teacher Spotlight on Ms. Dorian Lumpkin Jun 27, 2018
- Jun 8, 2018 Hold the Applause: How to Avoid Raising Praise Seekers and Tame the Fear of Failure Jun 8, 2018
- May 7, 2018 Got Temper Tantrums? How to Tame Tantrums Without Breaking the Spirit May 7, 2018
- Apr 9, 2018 Magic of Montessori Demystified: No Rewards, Punishments, or Praise, Oh My! Apr 9, 2018
- Mar 6, 2018 The Magic of Montessori Demystified: The Environment Mar 6, 2018
- Nov 13, 2017 Look for the Ladybugs: The Best Thing About Being a Teacher Nov 13, 2017
- Nov 9, 2017 Fostering Independence & Curiosity in Children Since the ‘70s Nov 9, 2017
- Sep 19, 2017 Determined to Drive: How to Help Teachers Maintain Optimal Learning Conditions at School Sep 19, 2017
- Aug 21, 2017 The Light in Me: Harmony Between Yoga and Montessori Aug 21, 2017
- Aug 1, 2017 A Montessori Manor: How Incorporate a “Montessori-Mindset” at Home Aug 1, 2017
- June 2017
- May 20, 2017 Montessori In The Home: Pre-Primary Edition May 20, 2017
- May 1, 2017 On the Montessori Journey: When One Teaches, Two Learn (Part III) May 1, 2017
- Apr 24, 2017 On the Montessori Journey: When One Teaches, Two Learn (Part II) Apr 24, 2017
- Apr 20, 2017 Montessori in the Home: Toddler Edition Apr 20, 2017
- Apr 17, 2017 On the Montessori Journey: When One Teaches, Two Learn (Part I) Apr 17, 2017
- Mar 20, 2017 What Makes up a Montessori Parent? Mar 20, 2017
- Feb 20, 2017 Montessori: Education for Peace Feb 20, 2017
- Jan 19, 2017 Freedom Within Limits: The Structure of a Montessori Learning Environment Jan 19, 2017
The Suzuki School Montessori Pre-Primary classrooms are designed to meet the developmental needs of children from approximately 18 months to 36 months of age. These young students have a very strong sense of order and a great desire for independence and self-direction. The Pre-Primary classrooms are carefully prepared with these needs in mind, allowing the child to explore and learn in a secure and loving environment.
In the Pre-Primary classrooms, children learn from Infant-Toddler Montessori teachers to independently choose lessons, move the lesson to a work area, complete the lesson, and return it back to where it belongs. These toddlers are developing the capacity to concentrate for longer periods of time, and succeed by replicating lessons they have been presented and mastering them through repetition. The Pre-Primary child is also learning important socialization skills including patience, sharing, and over time, how to successfully interact and play with other children in the classroom.
- The learning environment is carefully created so the children can interact with the materials throughout the entire day, upon arriving to school, during the formal lesson block, and in the afternoon after naps and outside time. The children enjoy having access to the materials throughout the day.
- You will see many lessons in Practical Life and sensorial – these are important foundational lessons that prepare the children for success in all areas of life.
- In Pre-Primary, the children are introduced to foundational math and language lessons, building upon concepts introduced in infant-toddler program.
- Toilet training begins when children demonstrate readiness, generally in Level 2 or Pre-Primary.
PrePrimary Enrichment Programs
In addition to a strong core curriculum, the Suzuki School takes pride in offering classes that help enrich Pre-Primary minds. Pre-Primary students receive instruction during the week in Movement, Spanish, and Music with experienced instructors. In addition, there are optional enrichment programs available in music for these young students.
Our regular curriculum is also supplemented throughout the year by special visitors which expand a child’s exposure to self-expression. These visitors include storytellers, musicians, magicians, and nature specialists, to name a few!