3 YEARS - 6 YEARS
Our Children's House program is a mixed-age classroom that includes children from three through six years of age. Students access a broad curriculum that includes language, mathematics, science, geography, cultural studies, Spanish and art. Activities are carefully sequenced to allow each child to progress at his or her own pace. Through the three-year cycle, the child’s role in the classroom changes as he or she grows – from new learner to leader and role model.
GMS offers full day Montessori instruction, meaning that children are supervised by certified Montessori teachers throughout the day. The day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:15. Half-day preschoolers are dismissed at 12:00. The daily schedule includes an extended three-hour work period during which children are given individual instruction and time to work independently with the Montessori materials. This work cycle is followed by playground time, lunch and a rest period. Another work cycle is next, and students end the day by performing simple chores that prepare the classroom for the next day.
Students in the Kindergarten program engage in more advanced academics as well as field trips, swimming lessons and music. They also partner with the Lower Elementary students for research, reading practice and joint field trips. The kindergarten year provides valuable opportunities for students to act as leaders and peer teachers, building their intellectual understanding and self-esteem. Research has shown that these experiences have positive and long-lasting effects on children’s learning and development. Kindergartners also end their day at 3:15.
Our Children's House runs Monday - Friday with half-day and full-day availability.
If you would like more information or if you would like to schedule a tour of our campus, you may call the Main Office at (804) 699-3020 or email us at email@example.com