All programs are enhanced with Christian concepts and values.
The Pre-casa program will focus on these developmental areas:
- Social emotional
- Language and Literacy
Our Casa program is designed for children between the ages of 2.5 to 6 years. Our Casa classes are taught by certified Montessori teachers. Students graduating from the Casa program are provided with a strong foundation upon which they will continue to build throughout their elementary years. The classrooms are well equipped with materials appropriate for the Montessori method.
Our Casa curriculum includes the following areas of study:
The exercises of practical life prepare the child indirectly for all the other areas of curriculum. It lays the foundation for sequential thinking, concentration, co-ordination, abstract understanding and self confidence.
"Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence. "
Language plays an important role in facilitating thought, communication and learning. The language curriculum includes oral language activities, pre-reading work, writing and reading comprehension.
Initial sounds are introduced through sandpaper letters and matching objects. After the children learn a few sounds, they are then introduced to blending exercises through movable alphabets. The Metal insets are used to refine pencil control and help to improve writing skills.
MathematicsMontessori mathematics focuses on the fundamental skills to calculate. The children learn linear counting and recognition of numerals and the recognition of quantity as well through concrete material. Children learn exactly how much a symbolic number stands for. Mathematics activities are divided into six categories that include: counting and the decimal system, memory work, concrete abstraction, arithmetic tables and geometry.
Dr Maria Montessori felt that having knowledge and understanding of such subjects is what makes one a "Cultured" person.
Montessori cultural curriculum is focuses on science, geography, music and art. Yoga exercises are a modern addition to the program which helps child to concentrate. During the year children learn about land, air and water, maps, continents, animals, people, food and music from other countries. Our Casa children enjoy exploring these areas which leads to curiosity and satisfaction.
Godly PlayASMS' Christian education is based on the Godly Play curriculum that coincides with the Montessori teaching method. The children enjoy half an hour of storytelling using wooden props and enhanced with games and crafts. This program respects the innate spirituality and intellect of children and encourages curiosity and imagination in experiencing the mystery and joy of God's love for them and for the world.
Movement is a vital component in brain development and is therefore an integral part of Montessori education. As well as free play, our children spend meaningful time outdoors. Exploring and experiencing nature helps the child to develop an appreciation for all living things and build their connection to it.
We provide movement activities for both large and fine motor muscles. We strongly emphasize building a connection between healthy living and being active with a focus on good sportsmanship within the group. Focus is on stability, locomotion and manipulation. Teachers encourage students to participate in a range of engaging developmentally appropriate activities. Children enjoy learning basic movements like running, hopping, jumping, landing, throwing, catching, bouncing, balancing and kicking activities.
There are many benefits to early second-language learning. Focus is on the first stages of language learning (listening and speaking) through hands on meaningful experiences. The program emphasizes and promotes a strong oral foundation in French.
Listening, singing, movement and creative musical play are the foundation of our program. Student will participate in a range of musical experiences including performances in concerts, dance and other movements, games, playing instruments and learning about various styles of music.
After school program offers a variety of social, physical and educational activities that stimulate a wide range of interest and creativity. Programs may include Mandarin Club, Reading Club, Math Club, French Club, Bible Story, Music, Art and Yoga. Non-competitive sports programs run by Sportball. Fitness movement education program hosts by Monkeynastix.
Summer Program (Please check out 2021 Summer Program information in Parents' Corner.)