OUR INFANT PROGRAM STARTING AT 6 WEEKS
Your baby’s first year is an incredible time, filled with new discoveries and phenomenal growth. We understand that there is no better care than a mother’s, we strive hard to come a close second. Our specially trained infant teachers build a bond of trust with your baby and you, which provides a warm, loving environment. Our infant program does much more than just provide a secure and a nurturing environment for your infant. Our Infant teachers work with each child in a series of stimulating activities that incorporate the natural routines of feeding and play. The teacher reinforces the babies’ development without disrupting their daily schedule. We realize that the child’s first teacher is the parent , therefore we will work with you to provide what is best for your child.
OUR TODDLER PROGRAM (1 TO 2 YRS)
As infants mature and become toddlers, it’s important to continue to stimulate their senses and guide them as they explore their world. Montessori curriculum is gradually introduced to toddlers to lay the foundation upon which future learning successes will be built. During this period, your child will learn skills that include sorting objects by color and size, categorizing items, and building an early vocabulary. All this is enriched with music and movement, group time, art, sound and alphabet recognition. Toddlers are encouraged to become independent while learning to follow the natural progress of the classroom and guidance around them.
OUR BEGINNERS PROGRAM (2 TO 3 YRS)
It is at this point in a child’s development that experimentation and interaction with other children and the environment begins to take place. The Beginner’s Program introduces more Montessori materials which develop curiosity and excitement in learning new concepts. A Spanish program for children is also introduced. The activities within the classroom allow group and individual interaction with their peers, which develops early social skills, self esteem and confidence.
OUR PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (3 TO 6 YRS)
Children are encouraged to explore, learn and master the various Montessori material and variations. Activities are presented by the teacher and then the child has the opportunity to practice and master these objective lessons. In addition to Montessori materials, the teacher has individual lesson plans, assessments and portfolios in which the child’s progress is tracked ensuring they are introduced to new concepts and continuously challenged.
After School Program (6 to 12 years): In addition to the stellar curriculum we have in place at Ivy Montessori Academy, we also offer an extension to our onsite school day. Several of our Ivy Montessori Academy schools pick up from local elementary schools and transport the children back to our school. The children will receive an afternoon snack, complete homework assignments and continue on to an afternoon full of creative and fun activities specially designed for this age group.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Ivy Montessori Academy offers a smooth transition from early childhood program to private kindergarten, supporting the students enthusiasm for learning that carries throughout the school years; we follow all state guide lines and go beyond by providing problem-solving skills and reinforcing all the academic skills that your child will need to excel in the elementary years of their school years. These skills lead to a lifetime of productive work, good citizenship, and meaningful relationships.