The “Prepared Environment” Classroom
Our Montessori preschool classrooms are set up with work areas dedicated to Practical Life, Sensorial, Science, Language, Math, Art, Music, and Geography. Each study area has worked on the range of simple to complex. This enables the children to explore their interest in new areas and activities, in a self-directed way. This is a very rich environment for preschool children to learn at their own pace.
The Preschool can be a one or a two-year experience, for ages 3-5. This is such an important time in the development of their minds and learning patterns. Click here for more info: Preschool
Our Advanced PreK – Kindergarten class is small and has a low student/teacher ratio. Click here for more: Kindergarten
The semi-rural location has some extra benefits, such as room for a large playground.
5 REASONS parents choose the Little Red Barn Montessori School
Parents love that children have lots of choices and, with guidance, can move around the classroom independently choosing their activities. Our classroom is well stocked with high quality, age appropriate, educational materials. We change the available choices monthly or to correspond with the seasons.
2. THE PLACE
Parents appreciate our location (semi-rural), school building (not too big, not too small), and really BIG playground! Then, inside, they just love our fun learning materials. It is so rewarding to watch their child engage with the unique Montessori Works.
3. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Our playground is BIG, safe and fun. There is actually plenty of room to RUN, and chase, and play tag. It is part of the benefit of the semi-rural location.
Any child can take some time alone to dig in the sandbox, swing quietly in the sun, or collect acorns dropped from the tree. They can play tag, running from one end of the playground and back again. Physical challenges are available on the climbing structure, slide, and “monkey” bars. The playhouse is great for a few kids to pretend to cook and eat.
Parents appreciate our warm, caring and nurturing teachers. The children feel safe to explore and try out new activities of all kinds.
Our teachers are also highly skilled. They help the children to select their work each day. They are tuned in to each child’s interest, skills and abilities.
Parents love that we incorporate respect from the 1stday of school. We teach them to respect their friends (classmates), teachers, and materials at school and they are delighted that we encourage respect for parents, pets and toys at home.
6. INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
Consistently our teachers watch for the “special learning opportunities”, when a child is right at the edge of their current ability and trying to figure out the part that will put things together for the next level. Our ratio of students to teachers supports individualized growth.
Our staff are dedicated, compassionate and love their work with children.
Because of the loving guidance and positive reinforcement, the children can explore their interest, expand their abilities and improve their skills.
The children learn to “play well with others”, listen respectfully (and quietly) while teachers and friends are talking, and learn to make good choices for themselves.
With this foundation our children will have the confidence, skills and tools necessary to creatively meet future challenges.
If this sounds like a match for you and your child…give us a call at (541)734-8879