Our Transition Program is divided into two different classrooms yet our teachers work very closely together. Classroom A is specifically designed for students who are 2 to 2.6 years old and our classroom B is for students 2.6 through 3 years old. Centerra Ranch Montessori Lead Transition A and B teachers have 15 years and 27 years of experience in Montessori and Early Childhood Education.
The structure of the Transition program’s curriculum is based on the four developmental areas:
- Sensory and Perception – Young children absorb the world through the five senses and a rich environment is prepared for the child to explore.
- Physical and Motor – The movement area includes large motor activities such as climbing, tumbling, and materials for eye-hand coordination, dexterity, pulling, constructing, etc. Gross and fine motor skills develop rapidly at this age.
- Self-Help Skills -The Practical Life area includes materials necessary for real life activities and tasks familiar to children in the home. They wash tables, dust, sweep, mop, wash mirrors, tidy classroom shelves, groom self, and assist with snack preparation.
- Language -This area includes not only books (poetry, fiction and non-fiction), but art and music activities. The children have a small library set up in the class and a larger school library. An appreciation of literature must be fostered early in a childs life.
Ancillary Courses: Spanish, Hindi, Chinese, Yoga, Art, and Philanthropy