We offer class options to meet the unique developmental needs of EACH child. Class placements are made by the Administrative staff in close collaboration with parents. The classes below are suited for children in the 4-5 year age group. We will help you determine the best fit for your child.
This is a perfect class for the pre-Kindergartener who is ready for a longer school day. It is best suited for mature preschool children who are eager to explore the Montessori classroom more fully and are able to handle an extended day of nearly 6 hours. The class builds on the social, emotional, and academic skills that children are acquiring in the Ladybug classes. The Dragonfly day includes lunch where students have the opportunity to practice important social skills. The afternoon portion of the day provides an opportunity for expanded activities, teacher-led presentations, and additional time for working with the advanced Montessori materials in language, math, and social studies. Activities are geared for more creative problem-solving and more cooperative social learning experiences.
This modified Dragonfly class is ideal for those students who are going off to Kindergarten next year, but who are not quite ready for the longer, expanded preschool day. It may also be a fit for those children who would benefit from the consistency of a daily class, but without the longer hours. The class builds on the social, emotional, and academic skills that children are acquiring in the Ladybug classes, but with peers who are a bit older and materials that are more advanced. Dragonfly students stay for lunch at school so that they benefit from this time of important social skills practice.