Infants- In the infant classroom there is a low student / teacher ratio. Our staff, well versed in the Montessori Method, realizes that even a pre-verbal child can communicate through the use of movements. The prepared environment and sensorial training, which Dr. Montessori developed, is consistent with developmental needs and capabilities of a very young child. The infant room at Warren Montessori is a piece of art. The toys and other objects in the room are carefully selected. The room is calm and quiet so that an infant can concentrate on what he is doing. Too much noise and over stimulation can make an infant drowsy and sleepy, blocking out all possibility of learning.
Pre-Primary (Toddler) Program- The toddler program is geared to the development of motor skills. The children at this age love to work on practical life and sensorial exercises. Since the material is attractive and placed on low shelves it is easily accessible to the children. There are many activities for the development of language. Vocabulary building, rhyming words, sequencing and opposites are just a few ways in which a child's language is developed. Social skills are taught. Sharing and taking turns aid care and concern for each other are included in the daily lessons plan. The teacher or caregiver sets the tone of a child's day. She provides a wealth of opportunity in which he can educate his mind. Due to their limited attention span the toddlers work in half hour sessions. Toilet training takes place in this classroom.
Primary Program- The children in the primary classroom range from 3-6 years. Between 3-4 years, the child shows an interest in exercises preparing him/her for writing. Objects like knobbed cylinders, geometric cabinets, sand paper letters and metal insets all help in the refinement of the eye hand co-ordination. He can handle a pencil and is interested in reproducing the letters of the alphabet. The equipment the child uses at this stage will help him/her to develop the concentration and working habits necessary for more advanced exercises to be performed at the ages of 5 to 6 years. It is the intent of the Teacher to provide guidance and a positive experience allowing them to make choices within set limits. All this creates a viable atmosphere.