Our Preprimary Program accommodates children from age 3 years to 4 years old. It offers children a special place designed to encourage curiosity and cultivate their natural desire to learn. Our Pre-Primary teachers are specifically trained for this age group and have more than 30 years combined Montessori teaching experience.
Centerra Ranch Montessori School limits enrollment into our Preprimary classrooms to 12 students so we can offer each student the very best care and education. We work to provide a cheerful and stimulating classroom environment where each child feels secure to develop at a pace unique and natural for them. However, challenged by our experienced teachers to a level that meets their maximum potential.
The structure of the preprimary 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 on.
Ancillary: Organic Gardening, Spanish, Computer, Library, Yoga, Mind Your Manners Education, Art/Craft, Music and Movement, Education Fieldtrips, Philanthropy, Art with Purpose, Piano and Violin Lessons.