Casa Program – 2.5 years to 6 years
Teacher/child ratio is 1:8
The Casa Program consists of children approximately from 2.5 years of age to approximately 6 years of age.
The Montessori curriculum focuses on teaching children to self- motivate, with the goal of nurturing children’s natural curiosity of knowledge. The Casa program utilizes a low teacher-to-student ratio of 1:8, that allows the necessary time for positive interaction between the teacher and child, creating healthy interpersonal bonds and building the child’s self-esteem. Children are accepted as early as 2.5 years of age, into the Casa program, and are expected to have developed basic developmental self-help skills. These skills include, basic math and language, basic self dressing, the ability to concentrate and potty trained. All children are encouraged to explore various manipulative materials and developmentally appropriate activities through the Montessori cycle. This cycle includes teacher assisted, self guided, and group activities. Each child is taught a certain amount of activities and are given the ability to freely access these activities during the Montessori cycle. The head teacher will further the child’s knowledge by presenting more challenging activities that add to the child’s current skill level. As a result, through the entire program, the child will learn reading, xwriting, addition/ subtraction/ multiplication/ division, science, geography and a large variety of real-life skills that will create a foundation for their future.
Benefits of a Montessori Curriculum:
- Focus on Child’s Developmental Needs
- Encourage Cooperative Learning
- Self Discipline Through Program
- Classroom Environment Teaches Order
- Teacher Facilitated Programming
- Inspires Creativity
- Individualized Learning System
- Hands- On Learning