Wee Wisdom School uses a blend of Montessori and Traditional Child Development approaches to ensure that each child’s needs are being met as thoroughly as possible.
Toddler I Classroom introduces opportunities for autonomy and independence in a play-based environment, with an array of both Montessori and non-Montessori materials and activities available. The room is designed to help encourage the move from side-by-side play to the interactive one-on-one play of socialization during this critical time of exploration.. The teacher is sure to offer plenty of love, nurturing and individualized attention to promote a sense of well-being and a foundation of self-confidence in each child.
Pre-Primary Classroom (Toddler II)continues to build on the child’s natural desire for exploration, but an increase in the amount of Montessori materials is quite noticeable. The child’s innate sense of order is catered to in this prepared environment. The children are exposed to phonics, numbers, art, science, culture, music and yoga – on a deeper level than was experienced in Toddler l, yet still in a playful way that encourages a curiosity for more.
Potty training is offered as the child and parents notice a sense of readiness.
Primary Classroom (3-5) is when the child’s universe becomes an incredible world of possibilities and opportunities. It is a time when the child no longer is tentative about her or his surroundings, but realizes that she or he is a part of the whole grand picture, and that the world is so much bigger than was even realized to this point. Geography and math appear limitless! The acts of scrubbing the chair, mopping the floor, or pouring colored liquid through a funnel is now something within their control! Phonics turns to words, and words to sentences, and suddenly, and almost magically, the reading explosion has occurred!!
Montessori presentations are given in groups, as well as individually. Yoga is continued and sign language is taught as a second language. In addition, there is still an element of traditional child development education found within the classroom, since research has shown the importance of incorporating additional manipulatives, dramatic play, art and music within the classroom is beneficial to the well-roundedness of a child-centered program.