A strong respect for nature and for mankind is modeled throughout the school. Children cultivate and care for many plants, and vest themselves in community service learning projects. Overall, the children learn about the world, about self, and about others.
The 2's The education and care of 2 year olds can be described as holistic in nature. The child's creativity and curiosity is nurtured as they are guided through explorations of many hands-on materials. The child is invited to participate in activities which are appealing to the senses: music, art, movement, and creation bring meaning to their young world. Listening and attending skills are strengthened as the young child shares picture books, developmental games, and puzzle activities with other children and with a caring, empathetic teacher. Daily events and a well maintained, prepared environment foster security, allowing the child to explore freely and develop at his or her own pace.
Pre-School: Children's House The term "Children's House" is used to depict the multi-age learning environment for the 3, 4 and 5 year-olds. Our methods of teaching are based on the great capacity and desire of very young children to explore their world. At Children's Montessori Center, the child's curiosity and excitement leads towards deep discovery of the world around them as she learns to solve problems and gains confidence, independence, and pride. Our prepared environment allows each child be involved and challenged by the works around him.
In our classrooms and methods, everything is geared to the children's needs. The children develop a community life. Along with socialization, they develop an awareness of and sensitivity to each other on a daily basis. Our organized and stimulating classrooms radiate an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation which invites a child's participation and self-development. The classroom curriculum is comprised of traditional hands-on materials that support learning in sensorial development, practical life, early literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, and fine motor skills.
Kindergarten Children who participate in our Kindergarten program of Montessori Education gain insight into the diverse offerings of their world. As independent, self-directed learners, children learn to read and then read to learn. A rich array of books and resource materials enhance the prepared environment as the children explore meaningful topics in the areas of culture, science, geography, and language.
Geometry and mathematical operations and concepts are introduced via a spiral approach to teaching. The children learn by manipulating materials during problem solving tasks which grow more complex over time. Social skills are nurtured within a caring, peaceful classroom. Art and music are integrated into the curriculum through thematic units and are presented in small group experiences as well.
At each level, teacher observation and informal assessment inform teaching practice. Parent/Teacher conferences are held 3 times each year.
Children's Montessori Center
Located just off of 32nd Avenue South in Fargo, North Dakota. 1612 Tom Williams Drive
Children's Montessori Center West
Located just off of 45th Street South in Fargo, North Dakota. 3587 45th St S Opening Fall 2017