Our curriculum blends proven traditional child development methods with the theories of Maria Montessori, Shinichi Suzuki, Jean Piaget and others, incorporating those aspects we believe reflect God’s plan for children. Pre-school and kindergarten children flourish when their first school environment provides a wide variety of engaging opportunities to develop academic and pre-academic skills—and when it also includes a rich infusion of music, art, and imaginative play.
Our overall curriculum’s blended approach ensures each child’s opportunity to reach the potential of his or her unique gifts. Classrooms employ the mixed-age grouping of a typical Montessori environment, and this mirrors God’s plan for multi-child family interactions. Children learn from one another. Three-year-olds learn things in the presence of five-year-olds that adults cannot teach in the same way. The littlest ones learn as older children, in the simple terms of childhood, explain and model how something works. Concurrently, older children learn compassion and patience as they help a younger child—teaching him to overcome challenges they too faced not so long ago.
Another benefit of the multi-age setting is the opportunity to experience true leadership. When the younger child grows to be five years old, he or she naturally becomes a leader in the class. Since early experiences are incorporated into the child’s very soul, the five- to six-year-old will forever remember what it means to be a leader, understanding on a deep, experiential level how to lead others with patience, kindness and integrity.