Children in the preschool programs are offered an array of opportunities to discover the joys of learning. Our Montessori classrooms promote self-discipline, responsibility, and independence. They feature child-sized furnishings and learning materials organized in such a way that children can move freely about the room to select and participate in activities in specific work areas during the day. The materials are specifically designed to be self-correcting, so that they encourage children to learn on their own under the careful guidance of their teachers.
Unity School’s preschool program develops a broad academic foundation in math, language, history, botany, zoology, physical science, geography, music, and art. Practical life skills are included, allowing children to enjoy opportunities to experience carpentry, gardening, cooking, and cleaning. Each student is observed and directed as they explore Montessori tools designed to develop their sense of order, coordination, concentration, and independence. Children are encouraged to independently complete work, activities, and chores. They become confident and self-reliant as they learn to read, write, and calculate, and most importantly, they have FUN!
Afternoon enrichment opportunities are also available to preschool children. Programs such as yoga, kido-kinetics, Mad Science, cooking, and more are selected to further develop the skills learned in the classroom.