Your child’s first years: even more precious than you thought

  • Child Development
  • Montessori
The Red Oaks School
Early childhood students work on the number board
 
Your child will develop 85% of his or her core brain structure by the age of five. Make the most of these valuable years.
 
In her insightful book “The Absorbent Mind,” Maria Montessori shares, “… if we compare our ability as adults to that of the child, it would require us sixty years of hard work to achieve what a child has achieved in these first three years.
 
That’s an amazing statement, isn’t it? Her finding certainly puts the value of early childhood education into perspective. In the first few years of life, we are continuously and effortlessly absorbing huge amounts of information from our environments, building an educational foundation that will be used for the rest of our lives. In fact, from birth through age 7, brain development occurs more rapidly than at any other time in life. It’s a valuable opportunity — one that needs to be maximized to its fullest.
 
To take full advantage of these years when everything is absorbed by the young mind, the Early Childhood Education here at Red Oaks implements quintessential Montessori methods and materials with the latest evidence-based research in education, psychology and child development. Our focus is on the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of our students. They learn to love learning in intimate-sized, multi-age classrooms, where children explore at their own pace and develop relationship-building skills. Lessons are taught by exceptional and degreed faculty, the majority of whom have advanced degrees. Older students provide useful mentorship and serve as positive role models, providing both inspiration and guidance. We make the most of your child’s valuable formative years — all at a cost comparable to that of traditional day care.
 
The program culminates in your child's third year (or kindergarten) which we refer to as “the magical year. ” It’s when everything that’s been learned “comes together” for your child, completing their transformation from a young three-year-old into a self-confident, self-motivated, educated kindergartener ready for first grade … and beyond.
 
We encourage you to learn more about our Early Childhood program today and begin your child’s rewarding journey to become a lifelong learner.
  • early childhood