Everything in a Montessori classroom serves a purpose.
For all of our classrooms, you can expect materials that:
Are made of safe, natural materials – such as wood and cloth. This means no potential for recalls or exposure to harmful paint, lead, formaldehyde off-gassing, BPA or phthalates.
Celebrate diversity through the use of materials representing different cultures, ethnicities and abilities. This helps foster an attitude of respect and an understanding of each other’s differences.
Encourage skill development in the areas of: practical life, math, language (including sign language and Spanish), science, geography/cultural studies, history, art, music, perceptual motor development, and consumer/career education.
Develops a logical progression of academic development by encouraging students to use pre-reading and pre-writing skills
These distinctions apply to ALL of our classrooms – from infants through pre-school!
A Healthy, Safe and Comforting Environment
Paint colors throughout the building have been selected to be tranquil and soothing – research indicates bright colors can over stimulate children, making it difficult to focus.
Indoor air quality will be improved through the use of non-toxic, air filtering plants throughout the facility.
All classrooms feature handmade, oak shelving finished in a non-toxic, child safe finish (since little ones pulling themselves up often mouth the furniture) and assembled using a non-toxic, food-grade glue. The cribs are also made of solid wood with plexiglass end panels for safety. This limits the use of any particle board based materials that can emit harmful formaldehyde with time and also help provide a warm home-like atmosphere.
Realistic and age-appropriate artwork. For children just learning about the world around them, a picture of something they just learned about is a very abstract concept to grasp. And a cartoon of something? Talk about confusing! You won’t be seeing cartoons or other unrealistic murals in our facility. Our facility is designed to provide the best learning environment possible for the children we are privileged to work with.