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Primary

Our Programs

Primary

The Lilac Montessori Primary curriculum is designed around the developmentally appropriate needs of our primary aged children – three years to six years of age. The program and curriculum is specifically designed to be individualized to the unique needs of each child, and thus allows each child to thrive in their own way.

 

All of the children receive private and small group lesson by AMI Certified teachers and assistants who are paying special attention to each child’s unique individual development. The children can work independently in the four main areas of the classroom (math, language, sensorial and practical life), while they build the focus, discipline, academic, creative and social skills required to lead a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.

 

The environment and curriculum have been shown to inspire a life-long love of learning in children, create critical thinking, promote independent problem solving, and stimulate creative and socially cooperative work. They lead and they follow, they work and they play. In their community, they learn what it means to care for themselves, others, and the world and environment around them.

Hours

Full Day

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Extended Day

Before Care: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

After Care: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Daily Routine

Two children drawing and working together

 

Lilac Montessori's daily routine may be altered to accommodate for seasonal changes, wet weather, extreme heat, and special events.  Spontaneous groups times, play times, and brain/motor breaks may occur throughout the day

 

8:00am – 8:15 AM: Morning drop off and morning greeting while students ease into the classroom


8:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Montessori Work Period

Children engage in Montessori activities comprised of a balance of individual and group lessons. Lessons revolve around the Montessori curriculum and focus on the four main areas of the classroom: math, language, sensorial and practical life. Many of these lessons also incorporate music and art. and also include music and art. Children are encouraged to work towards an uninterrupted Three Hour Work Cycle but the work period is often broken into smaller increments during the first months of the school year. Snack is available to children throughout the morning with a communal group snack being offered prior to outdoor play.

11:15 AM – 11:30 PM: Group Snack, Transition, and Optional Circle Time

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Outdoor Morning Playtime

Children engage in outdoor play, weather permitting, or have indoor play. Both indoor and outdoor play is a mixture of structured and free play activities that help children engage in physical fitness that builds strength, burns energy, and promotes balance and gross motor skills.

 

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM:  Lunch Time


1:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Afternoon Montessori Work Period and Nap Time

 

Our younger Primary students transition to nap time with stories and soothing music and rest for at least 30 minutes and our dreamers who fall asleep are welcome to sleep as long as they need. Children and older Primary children who do not sleep engage in quiet, peaceful individual activities and more in depth one on one lessons with the Primary guide.

 

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Group Snack and Afternoon Playtime
Children sit down to a group snack to encourage and reinforce appropriate socialization, conversation and self-feeding in another meal like atmosphere. When finished, children prepare to leave for the day and finish up their afternoon with a second opportunity for outdoor or indoor play.

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Dismissal

Toddler/Pre-Primary

The Lilac Montessori Pre-Primary curriculum is designed specifically with our youngest learners in mind and will primarily serve children between two and three years of age. Our program offers a whole child approach while paying individualized attention to your child’s social and emotional growth, practical life skills, toileting, and language development needs. Our high-quality Montessori program understands that learning comes from doing and will provide our youngest learners with a safe and nurturing environment that has enough freedom to explore but enough structure to thrive.

Hours

Full Day

8:15 AM - 2:45 PM

Extended Day

Before Care: 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

After Care: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Girl playing an educational game

Daily Routine

 

Lilac Montessori's daily routine may be altered to accommodate for seasonal changes, wet weather, extreme heat, and special events. Spontaneous groups times occur throughout the day. A consistent routine is crucial for child development but sometimes we must alter the schedule slightly to accommodate for each child’s individual eating and sleeping schedule.

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM: Morning drop off and morning greeting while students ease into the classroom


8:30 AM – 10:15 AM: Montessori Work Period

 

Children engage in Montessori activities comprised of a balance of individual and group lessons. Lessons revolve around the Montessori curriculum and also include music and art. Children work towards a Three Hour Work Cycle, but this time is often broken into smaller increments during the first months of the school year. Naps are available to younger children who may still need a morning nap. Snack is available to children throughout the morning with a communal group snack being offered prior to outdoor play.

10:15 AM – 10:30 PM: Group Snack, Transition, and Optional Circle Time

 

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Outdoor Morning Playtime

 

Children engage in outdoor play, weather permitting, or have indoor play. Both indoor and outdoor play is a mixture of structured and free play activities that help children engage in physical fitness that builds strength, burns energy, and promotes balance and gross motor skills.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Lunch Time


12:15 PM – 2:15 PM:  Nap Time

Students transition to nap time with stories and soothing music. Children rest for at least 30 minutes and our dreamers who fall asleep are welcome to sleep as long as they need. Children who do not fall asleep engage in quiet, peaceful individual activities.

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Group Snack and Afternoon Playtime

 

Children sit down to a group snack to encourage and reinforce appropriate socialization, conversation and self-feeding in another meal like atmosphere. When finished, children prepare to leave for the day and finish up their afternoon with a second opportunity for outdoor or indoor play.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Dismissal

The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction.

 

- Dr. Maria Montessori

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