Most schools donâ€™t start teaching until a child reaches the age of five. Pre-k programs tend to be play school with dress up, pretend kitchens, toys and art. The young child is capable of much more.
Big Blue Marble Montessori School offers an academic alternative, setting younger children on a lifelong path to learning. Children begin to view learning and lessons as fun and exciting, not rigid and boring. Education IS play, presented correctly to the young child.
We offer the highest caliber program available for early childhood education in Talbot County, and are licensed and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Upon arrival, the class gathers as a group, then is released to work singularly or in small groups. Instruction is individualized. As lessons accumulate, students are guided to work in:
â€¢ skills for self-care & daily living
â€¢ using senses to distinguish shapes, sounds,
gradients of color, & units of measurement
â€¢ language development & reading
â€¢ mathematics & geometry
â€¢ geography & cultural studies
â€¢ science, botany & zoology
â€¢ art & art appreciation
â€¢ music & music appreciation
Snack and outdoor play is mid-morning. Some children depart at noon, others stay for lunch, recess and an afternoon session that includes a nap.