The Montessori Difference
Montessori kindergarten is profoundly different from public or private non-Montessori schools. Unlike most schools, Montessori is specifically designed as a 3-year program that includes kindergarten.
Tailored to the social and learning needs unique to the 3 to 6 year old child, Montessori kindergarten is a wonderfully rich year where many things the child has been working on come together -
math concepts, reading, writing, social skills, confidence. At the same time, their personality
opens and unfolds in lovely and sometimes unexpected ways.
The Montessori kindergarten year is often called the blossoming year.
This “blossoming” occurs because in Montessori, the kindergarten year is the final phase of an especially important cycle of early childhood development, from age 3 to 6.
Montessori recognizes this as a time when the 5 year old consolidates, strengthens and refines skills and knowledge, and builds on what has been mastered, before entering the next cycle of development (age 6-9). Montessori kindergartners thrive as they enjoy a smooth and natural
continuation of learning during their last year of early childhood.
Our small class size with individualized learning, freedom of choice, an amazing array of materials (many that go through the third grade), and lots of outdoor play makes for
a GREAT kindergarten year.
Little Tree Kindergartners enter first grade more than fully prepared socially, emotionally, and academically.
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“The education of early childhood should be based entirely on this principle:
Assist the natural development of the child." -Maria Montessori