Between the first and third year, the child perfects his ability to use language to communicate, learns to walk, climb and run, gains greater control of his/her arms and hands, feeds and dresses himself independently and uses the toilet without assistance. This need for movement and drive for freedom from outside restraints are the focal points of our Respect and Peace Pre-Primary Classrooms.
During this period, children learn how to be part of a classroom community: developing patience to wait their turn, learning to be respectful of others and their feelings, and becoming more social. There is also an increased emphasis on independence, caring for themselves by dressing, toileting, hand washing, eating and blowing their noses. We observe an explosion of language at this stage and the ability to communicate clearly with others is a main focus of the Pre-Primary years.
As the child’s gross motor skills and coordination progress, her focus moves to increased fine motor capabilities. As she works with the materials that that have been prepared for her, you can observe her growing interest in the smallest of details. This increasing ability for more precise movements, along with increased focus and concentration are signs the child is ready to move into a Primary classroom.
Johns Creek Montessori School of GA offers three (3), and five (5) day options for children ages 15 months to three (3) years old, with schedule choices of 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, or 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.
These dynamic living and learning environments are best observed in person. Please call 770-814-8001 or click here to schedule a tour.