Angel’s Montessori offers a welcoming, stimulating environment that cultivates your child’s independence, self-esteem and social & academic potential, with an individualized curriculum that will lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
Preschool Program (ages 2 – 4 years)
Our Preschool classes are for children ages 2 – 4. We offer morning classes (8:45am – 11:45am), afternoon classes (3pm – 6pm) and a school day program (9am – 3pm), before / after care 7am -6pm, 2, 3 or 5 days a week. The children are introduced sequentially to the following five areas of the prepared environment: practical life, sensorial, language, math, and cultural. Self-esteem, concentration skills, and good work habits are developed as a result of this environment.
Kindergarten Program (ages 5 – 6 years)
The Kindergarten program at AMS provides the five-year old with a unique kindergarten experience. It involves a morning Primary class with mixed-ages and an afternoon class. The children, in the afternoon class, continue to use extensions of the Montessori materials, which are introduced in the morning class. Kindergarten program children improve their reading level, work on penmanship, math skills, spelling words, and sight words are introduced. Optional homework packets are added to this program. This enhances their ability to develop concentration and complete more challenging work.
The extended part time program at AMS serves as a natural continuation for children attending our Primary classes and is fully accredited by the California State Department of Education, is a full member school that is being guided by participation in the American Montessori Society’s Pathway of Continuous School Improvement.
We offer morning classes (8:45am – 11:45am), afternoon classes (3pm – 6pm) and a school day program (9am – 3pm), before / after care 7am -6pm, 2, 3 or 5 days a week. This program allows for continuity in the development of good work habits, social skills and scholastic skills begun in earlier years.
Working alone or in small groups, with direction from staff with a high adult-to-student ratio, the children progress at their own natural pace. The skills of reading, writing, science and arithmetic are stressed. However, the program is broad based covering many areas of interest.
Before/Aftercare Program (Full Time Program) (ages 2 – 6 years)
All of the above programs can be supplemented with before and after care. We are open from 7 AM – 6 PM. Children in this program attend two Montessori class each day. Before and after class, they participate in early childhood activities, such as free play, arts and crafts, and outdoor play.
What is Montessori?
The basic aim of the Montessori approach is to help children acquire to cognitive motivation they need to fill their own best potential. This is done inviting environment which makes activities available that support the child development, building their interest and nurture their enthusiasm. The emphasis on inner motivation is based on the child’s natural curiosity and delight in discovery.
A time to learn
From birth to six, a child’s mind is like a sponge, soaking up impressions from the environment. If the environment is rich in the child’s mind will become rich.
As Montessori teachers, we know children learn more by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting and exploring and just by listening. We prepare dynamic learning environments to encourage each child to reason, cooperate, collaborate, negotiate and understand. Our goal is the development of an autonomous individual, competent in all areas of life, not merely someone with the “right” answers.
We have specially designed our classrooms for our children. Our school sits on over an acre with a large play and garden area. Our classroom is filled with sunlight streaming windows, and spacious, uncluttered classrooms. It is a world scaled down to the child’s size with low shelves that chick is a wealth of learning materials. The teacher moves unobtrusively through the child-space, working with individual children or small groups, assisting each according to need.
Within a flexible schedule, the school day is typically spent as follows: a long block of time used for individual or small group activities; periods of time for outdoor play where children have a chance use their large muscles for climbing, running, digging in the sand, right tricycles; a time for juice and snacks; and time for large group activities where the children enjoy music, dancing, puppetry, singing and story telling.