The preprimary or preschool program usually starts with a child at two and a half or three years of age. Children work on basic skills that will be needed for the academic areas.

It is working through the Practical Life area, Art area and the Sensorial area that children work on their independence, large and small muscles strength, how to order and complete a work cycle and most importantly their concentration and focus.

A first year or a young second year student learns the rules of the classroom, how to follow directions from a teacher and develops listening skills. Children also learn social skills and problem solving. Children are encouraged to use their words and express themselves to their peers.

Academically, children of this age learn beginning writing skills, introduction to 1-10 activities and identification of rhyming sound and initial sounds. They gain some knowledge of animals and plants, as well as planets, continents and countries.

“Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.”

Maria Montessori