I will add photos as the playground and classroom evolve over the next few months. Right now the photos are of my son and our friends who have generously let me share photos of their children. As the school opens we will add images of the children whose families are comfortable with this.
Our large backyard outdoor environment has a playhouse, large sandbox, rocker, swing, climbing dome, rings, three garden beds, a giant set of building blocks, a water table, and lots and lots of loose parts for imaginative play. *We’re ordering mulch for under the climbing dome.
We will play rain or shine, barring lightning in the area, or temperatures so cold that the rain will make us miserable.
Learning the skills to do practical things is so innately rewarding, but also builds children’s coordination, independence, sense of order, and concentration.
The Montessori curriculum is designed to develop all the senses.
Dr. Montessori and those who have followed her have designed beautiful concrete materials for academic learning as well, understanding the importance of following the child’s development and interests, and sharing our own excitement in learning.
Montessori is the education of the whole child, and physical, social-emotional, artistic, musical, and more. As such, our prepared environment is designed to meet each of these needs in each child, academic, social, physical, sensory, behavioral, and perhaps most important, the need for belonging and love from caring, competent adults.
Outdoors at 9000 Georgian drive
Our future playscape.