Program Location:


Located in Casa Grande, Arizona, classes are held at The First Presbyterian Church in Building F, Room 20.


Hours of Operation:

                                                                                                                                       

Mountain Sky Montessori in Casa Grande AZ is now permently closed.


Montessori Environment:


This is a Preschool and Kindergarten program for children 3-6 yrs of age.  Each student develops at his or her own pace and will work with concrete materials that are openly displayed in the environment. 


Exercises range from Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Culture.  The children work cooperatively with others, working to increase their concentration levels and develop patience and self-confidence.  They are encouraged to become a classroom leader as their confidence grows.  


Children learn best by doing.  In the classroom, the Montessori materials are openly displayed.  This environment allows each child to use their hands to manipulate the materials and learn abstract concepts concretely.  Each student works at his or her own pace while engaging in individual and small group lessons.  The individualized attention that your child receives encourages them to work cooperatively with others and increase their concentration levels while developing patience and self confidence.


Class Schedule:


Children arrive at approximately 8:20am, use the restroom, wash hands and walk down to the classroom.  They begin their day with a name writing practice card and at 8:30 we begin group circle.  The children are then dismissed to begin their independent work cycle: having individual and small group lessons with the teacher, all while listening to classical music.  We conclude our day with closing circle and the students are dismissed from the classroom at 11:30am.   


Experience:


The Lead Teacher brings with her 28 years of experience and is certified by the American Montessori Society.  Twenty-three of those years have been as a certified teacher in Montessori schools, Public schools and Preschools.  The other four years included teaching experience in Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA's and City Park & Recreation programs.


Parent Volunteers:


We invite you to volunteer in activities that you would most like to be involved in.  Examples of these include working in the classroom, chaperoning on field trips, supplying snack, or supplying much needed materials for the class.


Helpful Resources:


If you would like to learn more about our school or the Montessori Method, we invite you to visit a Montessori classroom to observe.  Alternatively you could read "Montessori A Modern Approach" by Paula Polk Lillard and/or "The Discovery of the Child" by Maria Montessori.

 

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