Classes We Offer

The Nido

"It is the child's way of learning. This is the path he follows. He learns everything without knowing he is learning it, and in doing so passes little from the unconscious to the conscious, treading always in the paths of joy and love." – Maria Montessori

Nido, the Italian word for nest, is used to describe the program for children aged 1 to 2 1/2 years old. The Nido environment is carefully prepared to provide freedom within limits in a supportive home atmosphere. It is a safe place with child-sized furniture and materials that have a clear purpose. The classroom is designed to encourage independence and materials are intended to awaken the curiosity of even the youngest children. 



For additional information on the Nido curriculum, go to our MORE ON MONTESSORI section.

The Casa

“The child can only develop by means of experience in his environment. We call such experience work.” – Maria Montessori

The Casa program is for children aged 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Learning takes place in an environment scaled and prepared for children. Children of different abilities are guided by their teachers to work at their own pace. Peer tutoring is an essential part of classroom life. Younger children benefit by learning from the older children while the bigger kids are able to act as leaders. Students choose their activities from open shelves with self-correcting materials. Over time, the class develops into a “normalized” community working with few interruptions. 



For additional information on the Casa curriculum, go to our MORE ON MONTESSORI section. 

 

Class Schedules

CASA Class

Morning 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Afternoon 1:00 –4:00 p.m.

NIDO Class

Morning 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Afternoon 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Other Programs

LEAP

Children aged 4 ½ to 5 ½ may be ready to join our extended day program. This hour –long class gives older children a chance to experience a more traditional classroom set-up. Classroom discussions, seatwork and homework are designed to prepare the children for the challenges of the “big school”.

TUTORIALS

An after school program which aims to provide (elementary students) academic support through homework supervision and drills.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

The summer programs provide children with the opportunity for fun, creativity and learning. Children explore new interests or expand their talents by being part of activities that may vary from science, art, cooking or sports themed programs.

Home-School Partnership

Link Notes

This written correspondence highlights your child’s activities and behavior in class for a specified period.

Parent Enrichment Seminars

These gatherings provide a way to contribute ideas, foster communication among teachers and parents as well as keep us informed and up to date with the latest trends on parenting and education.

Parent Observation

These are scheduled twice a year: one in September and the other in February. This allows parents to come watch and appreciate the work their child does in class

Yaya Seminars

These scheduled workshops aim to provide our caregivers the appropriate information and training as they too, play an important role in your child’s growth and development.