Pre-K, Kindergarten

Children in our Pre-K, Kindergarten Programs receive Montessori curriculum in a year-round private Kindergarten setting, with teachers devoted to each student’s development.

Prek/Kindergarten: Private Kindergarten all year round

A child entering a Pre-K or Kindergarten Montessori program will develop cognitively in a number of ways.  Language skills such as reading comprehension, spelling, writing, and verbal speech are all supported through the integrated curriculum. Letters are taught first by their sound (phonics), rather than their “name,” which leads seamlessly to reading. Kindergarten students progress from tracing letters to writing on their own, and from sounding out individual letters, to reading stories.

Students also progress through math concepts, by utilizing manipulatives. Students learn not only to count, but the concept of quantity based on how many physical objects they have. Students learn skills in numeration, place value, and mathematical operations. Kindergarten students begin to develop abstract math skills, based off of the concrete work they’ve done during their work blocks.

Students learn concepts of physical science through observation and experimentation. Montessori science education emphasizes the connection between humans and the surrounding environment.

Kindergarten students also study world cultures and geography. Montessori map puzzles are a common sight in the hands of a Kindergarten student, and these skills are complemented by learning about history, music, food, and art from around the world.

Kindergarten students develop socially throughout their Montessori curriculum. Students display respect and kindness through their interactions with each other and their environment. Children are given the independence to select their own work and materials, and are expected to replace their materials out of respect for the classroom and their classmates. When given this responsibility from a young age, the Kindergarten student will rise to the occasion, and take pride in not only their work, but their independence and learn to respect others and their environment.

Schools and child care are convenient to Eagan and Inver Grove Heights, and the surrounding areas of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Rosemount, South St. Paul and West St. Paul.