Our program is focused on the development of your little ones. At 15 months old our children start in the Blue Dolphins room and most often leave us for Primary school at age 7 and a half.
We are excited to facilitate each stage, their growth makes us even more motivated each day.
We believe they deserve the very best and focus each day to make sure they have it.
“When parents (and adults in general) become aware of the special advantage children have in possessing such absorbent minds, they will certainly collaborate more in helping them to use it as much as possible. The human being can be looked at in many ways, but when we consider the beginning of life, it is really surprising to discover how the developmental process is supported by continuous care….” Maria Montessori
The toddler wants to be able to do things without assistance. The children are encouraged to do as much as possible for themselves to foster independence. Toddlers are capable of so much if we give them the time and patience necessary to accomplish tasks on their schedule. Toddlers at LEMP are provided with opportunities daily to meet their physical, social and emotional needs independently with a minimum amount of adult intervention. This is not to say that adult support is not given. The toddler teachers are ready to step in when the child needs help or encouragement. The curriculum includes activities that form the mathematical mind, activities that assist language development and lessons in grace and courtesy for social development
Maria Montessori outlined various sensitive periods that take place throughout each child’s development. During these periods, the child is especially interested in learning specific concepts and skills. At 2 years of age, a unique sense of order, a new capacity for deeper concentration, and improved coordination and strong independence are of particular focus. This time is ideal for developing a child’s consistent academic experience in a Montessori school, as they are building the foundation for all future learning and social experiences.
Although just slightly older than the Starfish & Seahorse, our Goldfish need more complex offerings. Social interaction, problem-solving skills, and cognitive stimulation here are more geared toward these little minds’ rising demands. Our Goldfish are extremely independent and ask to be shown how to do self-care and environment care tasks on their own. This Program is aimed at their ever-present thirst for self-development.
Purple Butterflies, Green Frogs, and White Rabbits
These are our beautiful 3 to 4 and a half-year-old students. They are groups that continually delight our community with their wit, quick questions and kindness.
Dr. Montessori called this stage of childhood “The Social Embryonic stage”- where children are particularly aware and sensitive to the atmosphere, behaviour and routines created by the environments around them.
MORE THAN EVER THE CHILDREN WATCH THE ADULTS AND PEERS AROUND THEM FOR GOOD EXAMPLES OF MORALS, CULTURAL IDENTITY AND BEHAVIOUR.
Many aspects of the P, G & W Montessori classroom aid these attributes:
Orange Lions & Jaguars and Red Cheetahs & Tigers
Our Early Elementary program builds strongly on the foundations set in earlier levels. Mathematical lessons are introduced using hands-on manipulatives. Elementary students have community service opportunities throughout the school.
Students learn grammar and syntax using hands-on materials and stories that spark their imagination. Children begin writing cursive in Reception. Diary work and guided reading groups round out the Language Arts curriculum.
Students get right to work on activities independently, with a peer, or in a group. Teachers focus on individual needs and levels of development rather than teaching one specific lesson to the entire class simultaneously.
Our Early Elementary curriculum deepens the rich STEAM program LEMP offers by linking outdoor, art and cooperative activities with the already robust Montessori science curriculum.