WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CLASSROOM
Each classroom within Growing Hearts is carefully crafted to meet the needs of the child within. We look at each child as a spectrum of intelligence and creativity; designing each one to maximize potential.
Find out a little about each one below or book a tour to see them first hand.
Early Primary 1 & 2
Our loving and language rich Early Primary community will meet the needs of growing toddlers starting around 12-15 months continuing on until 3 in our Primary Room. At Growing Hearts, your toddler will be given opportunities to develop basic motor coordination, independence, and language skills. Our trained and caring Montessori teachers will be able to adjust to your toddler's needs as they experience their first contact with other children and learn to participate in a cooperative group. he goal of the Early Primary environment is to cultivate—and be a catalyst to—a child’s own natural desire to learn. We encourage children to experience choice and decision making, which empower them with intrinsic motivation and self-discipline, and strengthen their ability to think and act for themselves.
The goals of our infant program are to foster the development of trust and to assist in the natural development of the young child’s personality. We know that trust develops in an environment where people respond attentively to the infant’s needs to be loved and accepted. In addition to needing love and nurturing, infants also thrive in an environment that promotes their strong, natural need and desire to learn. Infants learn by touching and responding to gentle touch, and by moving freely as they interact with their surroundings. The freedom to move and explore is essential to any infant’s development. Whether they are enthusiastically manipulating an interesting toy, quietly exploring the secrets of a mirror, scurrying about, or calmly enjoying a song, infants grow and learn emotional and intellectual independence through movement.
Primary 1 & 2
Children are eager to learn from new people and experiences. They absorb all the environment has to offer and it is our responsibility to ensure the world they experience is rich, safe, nurturing, and intelligent. The foundation of self-esteem and all future learning is constructed during these early years and the Preschool Program is designed to take advantage of this powerful, formative period. In the Primary classroom, your child will be introduced to many different concepts and will learn both through observing and through direct interaction with our beautifully crafted materials.
A visual tour of our Montessori environment, throughout the dedicated areas of learning and exploration in each classroom.
Language Arts is learning how to correctly use and identify letters. Through phonetics and linking pictures with words, the students learn how to sound out letters to make words. More advanced lessons engage the child in reading and writing full sentences.
Sensorial is all about engaging the entire body in education. Smelling, tasting, touching, seeing, and hearing allows the child to make long-lasting connections and is the key to strong retention of information.
Sight: The properties of size, shape, volume and color
Touch: The properties of size, shape, volume, texture, temperature
Hearing: The properties of sound, including pitch and volume
Taste: Recognition of differences between tastes salty, sweet, bitter and sour
Smell: Differentiation of likenesses and differences of aroma
Cultural Studies is a trip around the world without ever leaving the classroom! Students will be able to appreciate the beauty of their surroundings through the eyes of a scientist. Emphasis will be placed on positive values and how to co-exist with all via social studies. We allow the student to explore the world and all its wonder.
Classify natural science environment: Plants and animals-Animal kingdoms
Physical Science: Magnets, sink and float, solar system, simple machines
Biological sciences: Mammals, human body, reptiles, dinosaurs, amphibians, birds, fish, insects, flowers, leaves and trees
Continent puzzle maps and globes
Country flags and landmarks
Land form study: island/lake, peninsula/gulf, isthmus/strait
Immerse within: Music, cooking, literature, and art projects
Mathematics is more artistry than monotany in this program. The student will learn to identify numbers and what they truly represent with strong visual examples, getting children to stop counting with fingers and start counting in their minds. Students will learn to add, subtract, count to 100, and beyond.
Whole number concepts: meaning of quantity
Sequencing and quantity of numerals: 1-100
Place values: units-tens, hundreds, and thousands
Concrete exploration: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Identifying squares and cubes of numbers from one to ten through skip counting
Exploration of geometric shapes, time, measurements, fractions, and currency
Practical Life is learning how to use everyday things, from pouring a glass of water to tying our shoes. This complements all other lessons and aids the child in being a more productive member of the classroom, at home, and beyond.
Transferring activities: spooning, grasping, scooping-tongs- tweezers
Pouring activities: wet, dry-large and small pitchers
Dressing skills-care of self: zippering, Velcro, snapping, tying
Polishing and scrubbing activities
Care of environment: sweeping and dusting