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"The essential thing is to arouse such an interest that it engages the child’s whole personality."

Primary: 3 – 6 years

As the foundational cornerstone of Montessori education, the primary experience supports the child’s natural inclination to seek out and master a wide array of life skills and cognitive abilities.

Our hands-on learning approach includes curriculum areas important and relevant to this particular stage of the child’s development: language, mathematics, sensorial, practical life, cultural studies, geography, botany, zoology, history, music, and art.

At Bridges Montessori, the learning environment is more than just a classroom. Each primary space is a warm and secure community atmosphere designed to meet the child’s needs at every developmental step. Our Montessori-certified teachers are specialists in primary children, skilled at guiding each child through carefully planned activities and lessons that build sensory-motor skills, socialization, self-esteem, independence, a sense of order, concentration, and cooperation.

Through careful observation, our teachers take cues from the child to determine the right developmental moment to personalize instruction and introduce appropriate materials. This allows children to learn and master skills at the most opportune time – the moment they as individuals are most sensitive to acquiring a new skill or absorbing a new concept. Our method creates the optimal environment for mastery so children experience success often. Continual positive experiences naturally promote a love of learning, build independence, and establish a sense of empowerment.

The Montessori primary program consists of the following areas: Read more...