Primary | Toddler | Infant
Our Montessori program is year round and we offer open enrollment throughout the year as space allows. Montessori Children's House offers a Full Day that includes early arrival and extended care. We are also offer child care on many of the holidays for your convenience.
School Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 to 6:00
"The more fully the needs of one period are met, the greater will be the success of the next. "
Ages 3 - 6 years
Ages 18 months to 3
Life begins…And the most important years of growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is brought to the conscious level.
The Primary classroom at Montessori Children's House of San Antonio is a three year experience with the child exploding freely a wealth of learning and discovery materials designed to satisfy the child's need to see, hear, touch, taste, sort, count, record, understand and master what he discovers about himself and his environment. The years between three and six are the years in which the children learn rules of human behavior most easily. The years can be constructively devoted to cultivating children, freeing them through the acquisition of good manners and habits, to take their place in society.
"Knowledge can best be given when there is an eagerness to learn, so this is the period when the seed of everything can be sown, the child's mind being like a fertile field, ready to receive what will germinate into knowledge" Maria Montessori
Ages 6 weeks - 18 months
In the Toddler classroom, our curriculum emphasizes the development of perceptual and motor skills as well as social and academic abilities.
Children are encouraged to develop good work habits, work at their own pace and at their own level to acquire a sense of order and independence. The child encounters the beginnings of social and language skills, practical life, manipulations, sensorial, math, art and music in the Montessori philosophy.
These goals are fostered at Montessori Children's House in a prepared environment, which channels the enthusiasm of the child into independence, self-confidence, coordination, respect for oneself and one's peers and a sense that learning is truly a joyous experience.
Our infant program nurtures the sense of trust and security in each child. The classroom is prepared with guided exploration in mind. The space is safe and designed to meet the developmental needs of the youngest members of our community. Infants are remarkable “students” who spend their entire infancy learning what it means to be human. Our teachers are models for the students and interact with the babies through singing, speaking, rocking, holding, laughing and smiling. The Montessori education at this level is based on both child and brain development. Safety, love, and cognitive growth are the cornerstones of our program.
Our teachers follow the infants’ schedules and allow them to nap when they are tired, eat when they are hungry and explore when they are ready. Teachers encourage the infant to challenge herself. For example, our teachers will observe an infant who is working on reaching or crawling. The teacher will place an object just out of reach and the infant will problem solve until she gets the object.
The Montessori Infant program is an environment which focuses on all aspects of your child’s development with special focus on independence, language and cognitive growth. This is all done in a safe and loving environment.