Infant Program (6 weeks to 18 months)
•Sunset Montessori Community offers a program for infants from six weeks to eighteen months old. The program introduces the Montessori Life to infants and their families.
•The infant classroom is carefully prepared to meet the ever-changing needs of this rapidly growing age group. Infant sized furniture and carefully chosen learning materials foster growth and independence.
•The highly trained and experienced teachers provide a safe home base from which the children can begin to explore their environment. The environment is prepared to appeal to the infant’s need to absorb information through sensory exploration and gross motor development.
•Outdoor play, trips in the strollers, art activities and music complete the program for this busy group.
Toddler Program (18 months to 3 years)
•The toddler program is designed for very young children to give them the opportunity to learn, play, share and grow up in a prepared environment.
•The focus of this program is to foster the development of basic trust. The toddler’s environment is not a classroom in the academic sense but “a special place” containing simple apparatus and child-size furniture helping the child feel comfortable and independent.
Montessori concepts underline all the “activities.”
Primary Program (3 to 6 years)
•Self motivation is the key to sound learning. The children learn from their environment using their five senses. Working with the Montessori materials helps the children master the skills they will need to begin reading, writing and simple math. The children acquire a sound base for continuous learning.