Eagles Nest Montessori offers you and your child an authentic Montessori program. We know that children like to both work and play. Our comprehensive program allows your child to do both. Through our program, your child will gain the knowledge and understanding of many different subjects which allows the whole child to grow and develop.
Practical Life Exercises
For younger children, there is something special about task that adults think ordinary such as washing dishes, polishing shoes and peeling vegetables. These exercises are exciting to children because they allow them to imitate adults.
In this area of the classroom, children learn to respect themselves and their environment. Children develop good working habits as they finish each task and put away all materials before beginning another activity.
The sensorial materials in the Montessori classroom help children to distinguish, categorize and relate to new information in a way that they already know. Children don’t learn just through listening, they also learn through touching, smelling, seeing, tasting and exploring. Our program provides projects that allow children to learn through all of their senses while adding in fun and laughter!
It is proven that if children are exposed to mathematics material in their early years, they can easily assimilate many facts and skills of arithmetic. These same skills harder to achieve if introduced later in a child’s development. Children in a Montessori classroom never sit down to memorize addition, subtraction and multiplication tables. They instead learn to perform these operations with concrete materials such as blocks, number rods, and beads.
Children learn the phonetic sounds of letters before they learn alphabetical names. Even simple rhymes, games and conversations with friends can help develop a child’s language skills. Reading instruction begins on the day a child wants to know what a word says or when he/she shows interest in a Montessori activity using sandpaper letters. Children are encouraged to explore books for answers to their own questions.