Early Childhood Program

Montessori & The Joy of Learning

Ages 3–6 (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
Red Oaks School Montessori Math Student

At The Red Oaks school, our youngest students use all of their senses to learn about the tangible world—seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching. They develop the ability to manipulate objects, communicate, and socialize with each other, and to focus on individual and group projects. These developmental steps are the underpinning of future academic learning and growth.

Montessori materials are ingeniously designed to help private preschool and kindergarten students develop basic skills and grasp fundamental concepts. Simply put, children learn by doing. Dr. Montessori observed that children experience sensitive periods, or windows of opportunity, as they grow. As their students develop, Montessori teachers match appropriate lessons and materials to these sensitive periods when learning is most naturally absorbed and internalized.

Our Early Childhood/Pre-K Students Focus On:
  • Daily life skills
  • Pre-academic math, language, and cultural understanding
  • Socialization within safe and respectful multi-age classrooms
  • Independence, focus, and essential motor skills
  • Art and Music programs
Our Kindergarten Students Focus On:

Academic skills and the setting of achievable goals, in preparation for Elementary classrooms. Kindergarten students work in special instructional groups each afternoon:

  • Mastering progressive math and language skills (including simple Spanish)
  • Gaining academic self-confidence
  • Taking leadership roles in the classroom
  • Continuing to develop a sense of responsibility for their own learning
  • Developing age-appropriate social skills