Children’s House, a term coined by Dr. Montessori for preschool and kindergarten aged children, serves children aged three through six years. At Columbus Montessori we strive to foster an individualized love of learning in each child. Children in the program have the opportunity to choose their own work within limits guided by skilled Montessorians, in a beautiful environment rich with developmentally appropriate and fascinating learning materials. We value the key concepts for children’s learning at this age that are the development of concentration, coordination, self-discipline, order, independence, and respect.
Our full-time program is uniquely structured so that children experience the Montessori curriculum throughout the day in a multi-aged environment. Each class offers a child-to-teacher ratio of 9-to-1 in a rich personal learning environment based on each child’s individual needs. Part day options are available.
The beautifully prepared learning environments offer opportunities for children to make choices and learn at their own pace. A respectful community of young learners come together daily to explore language arts, mathematics, science, geography, art, movement, and music. Through multi-aged classrooms, the children develop strong leadership skills and independence, build relationships with peers and teachers, and learn to care for their own environment. Practicing socialization skills, developing good interpersonal problem solving skills and learning attitudes of grace and courtesy are also important goals. At Columbus Montessori we value the child as a whole being, nurturing the development of the mind and spirit to provide a strong foundation for life.