Our program at the Bambini Montessori Academy is designed to meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of a young child.
Children are encouraged to develop good work habits and share in the responsibility of their learning. They work at their own pace and on their own level, with guidance from Montessori teachers.
The Montessori materials are designed to appeal to the child’s natural desire to learn.
In this area children learn daily life skills, such as how to prepare snacks and meals, how to set the table, how to get dressed, and how to care for animals and nature. Your child will learn important social skills, too. They will learn how to listen without interrupting and how to resolve conflict respectfully and peacefully. This area of learning promotes independence and continues to prepare them for their life ahead.
Within this area children will explore their environment using the five different senses. They will learn how to describe their experiences in relation to their five senses. This area of sensorial learning helps your child being to classify their surroundings and create order just by using their five senses. These skills are part of the foundation needed for math, geometry, and language.
Hands-on activities and materials are used to show children a clear and simple understanding of the mathematic concepts being taught, such as quantity, place value, addition, subtraction, and more. With this hands-on, exploratory approach to introducing mathematics, your child is able to gain a better understanding of the meaning behind the facts they are being taught.
In the Montessori classroom, letter sounds are introduced first using hands-on materials. They will continue to build on these letter sounds as they learn to blend the sounds to create words and sentences, as well as how to use a writing utensil. After your child has begun to acquire these skills, they will simultaneously and naturally learn how to read.
This area of learning is divided into four areas: geography, science, history, and nature. Your child will begin to explore and learn their place within the world while they travel through history and learn the concept of change. Studying nature helps your child learn the concept of time. We will look at the seasons, weather patterns, and the daily calendar. Your child will learn more about their community and the world around them as we explore the differences and similarities between us all and help your child begin to develop an appreciation of the diversity of our world.
These activities are designed to stimulate creativity and expression using a variety of materials and techniques. The children learn to cut, glue/paste. Perforate shapes with a pin punch, color, paint, seasonal arts & crafts, art appreciation.
These activities prepare the child for development of second language skills by using total physical response methods with frequent participation in songs, games, finger plays and oral reading of books In both English and Spanish.
Music is an integral part of the Montessori environment. It enables children to communicate and express themselves non-verbally. It helps them enjoy music and feel happy, enhances their math skills, literacy, and overall brain development, and can even improve their academic performance.
The outdoors is set up to fill the children’s need to connect with nature, tent to the outdoor environment, and exercise their large muscles. Different areas are designed and provided with specialized equipment to fulfill each of these needs.
Gardens of herbs, vegetables, and flowers allow the children to plant, weed, water, and harvest. The experience of “seed to table” informs and inspires the child.