When a parent walks into the Preschool community in Mandeville, you are greeted by one of our loving Montessori certified teachers. Calm and serene colors are evident in the classroom and everything is designed with the 18-36-month-old child in mind. Our room meets the children’s needs for calmness, beauty, security, order and learning. In this “Prepared Environment”, the child can easily focus on the shelves that are prepared with activities designed to meet the child’s interests and budding competencies. These activities encompass vocabulary building; sensorial stimulations with sound, touch, smell and sight and practice with eye/hand coordination.
The preschool child’s days are filled with love and encouragement. At circle time they learn not only to sing songs but they also learn to sign some of the words in their daily songs. Story time, art activities, cooking and outside play are usually a part of the preschool child’s day. The children participate in table cleaning along with learning to sweep and wipe spills. Social skills are emphasized daily as is verbalizing their wants, needs, likes and dislikes. Great attention is given to helping the children identify their feelings and express them appropriately.
Many modern neuroscientists have come to the same conclusion as Dr. Montessori, that it is in the first three years of life the brain absorbs more information than at any other time. We know that your preschool-age child will greatly benefit from the loving, encouraging environment that is prepared just for your child’s needs and absorbent mind.