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Casa

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the Casa environment should be beautiful, humble, and simple.”

Maria Montessori

Casa dei Bambini, meaning "Children's House" in Italian. Our Casa half-day and full-day program follows the AMI primary curriculum, providing quality care for children aged 2.5-6. Children need to be toilet-trained before enrolling into our Casa program.

Casa AM Program ​

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

 

Casa Full Day Program ​

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

 

7:30 AM- 8:30 AM

Arrival

Emergent Curriculum Program (Reggio Emilia)

8:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Montessori Program

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Lunch*

Outdoor Play

12:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Montessori Program

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Emergent Curriculum Program

Outdoor Play

Dismissal

Hot Lunch option: please visit https://thesecondchef.myshopify.com/products/lunch-service or contact milos@thesecondchef.com

 

 

The hallmark of the Montessori method is the prepared environment. The Montessori method utilizes the prepared environment to support a child’s sensitive periods seamlessly in various aspects. It is an orderly classified set up, clean and beautiful with a full range of Montessori didactic materials, which fosters children’s predictability, sequencing ability, and independence. The materials are innately enticing and didactic, appealing to the child’s natural interests and instincts, and actively engaging each child in “academic discovery”. It promotes natural cycles of activity, including the work cycle such as setting up materials, doing activities, and cleaning up. It creates a sense of endless time. Children in the Montessori classroom work in an unhurried, comfortable atmosphere at their own pace within a multi-aged group of children between 3 and 6 years of age. Every child has the opportunity to be among the youngest, middle, and oldest children in a single group. Children can help one another. It allows for collaboration and allows us to build a relationship with each other.

Dr. Montessori believed that "A child must be motivated from within in order to become a lifelong learner". A well-prepared environment will stimulate their spontaneous learning and foster their inner motivation for thinking and acting independently and responsibly. Montessori classrooms are designed to be intuitive and conducive to a child’s needs at multiple developmental stages. Each classroom is divided into multiple learning areas. Typically, these areas are dedicated to four areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Math.

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