|Program||Age group||5 Full Day||5 School Day 3 Full Day||5 Half Day 3 School Day|
|Infant||6 Wks- 10 mo||Y||N/A||N/A|
|Infant2||8 mo - 17 mo||Y||N/A||N/A|
|Pre-Toddler||18 mo – 2 years||Y||N/A||N/A|
|Toddler||2 years - 3 years||Y||Y||Y|
|Pre-Primary||2.5 - 4 years||Y||Y||Y|
|Primary||3 years - 6 years||Y||Y||Y|
|After / Before School||k - 6th||Y*||Y*||Y*|
* program hours limited to before and after school
Children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 months attend the infant program. Infant-sized furniture, movement apparatus, and developmentally appropriate toys are provided to meet infant needs. Movement, language development and independence in the areas of eating, sleeping, clothing, and practical life activities are points of interest. Our staff has verbal conversations with the infants during feeding, changing, and while they are being held. The infants hear names of other infants, objects, and hear rhymes and classical music during the day. Parents and caregivers receive daily written and verbal communication to meet the needs of growing babies. Our administrators and educators have designed a warm, nurturing environment and work closely with parents to create consistency of care between home and school.
The major work of the child at the ages of 12 months to 2.5 years is to gain independence through coordinated movement. The children are free to move, play, and work in an open and safe environment both inside and outside. Specific activities are offered in practical life, receptive and expressive language, learning art, music, eye-hand coordination and toilet training.
Toddler is the age where children are free spirited, energetic and curious. Based on this developmental period our classrooms are diligently prepared to foster the child’s resolute desire to explore and learn. The teachers observe, direct and guide the child's interests, that helps children be confident and happy. The classroom is a cozy and inviting place adorned with art and music. This space is prepared for children to connect and socialize and for emotional growth. Children learn practical life skills, such as preparing food, setting the table, and sitting for a meal with friends. Authentic Montessori materials offer hands-on experiences to teach the fundamentals of reading, writing, mathematics, and cognitive thinking. Areas of learning include spoken and written language, reading, mathematics, cultural studies (geography, history and science), art, sensorial work (sensory awareness) and practical life skills. Specialty areas of study such as physical education, library, and music are part of the curriculum.
WMA Pre primary program provides individual attention to each student and prepares them for primary classes. The children at this age are toilet trained or being trained, very inquisitive, ready to learn and explore. The focus of the program is to continue to enrich the children with Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Education, that they have been exposed to in the Toddler program. Primary program involves children from ages 2.5 years to 4 years This mixed age-grouping allows children to develop leadership and mentoring skills in a warm, inviting and supporting environment.
WMA primary program provides individual attention to each student and offers a high level of social and educational excellence. The children at this age are fully potty trained, very inquisitive, ready to learn and explore. The focus of the program is to develop the Practical Life , Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Education that they have been exposed to in the Toddler and Pre Primary program. Primary program involves children from ages 3 years to 6 years and this allows children to develop leadership and mentoring skills in a warm, inviting and supporting environment.The primary classroom offers a Montessori based curriculum that includes kindergarten level work and meets all state requirements for entry into kindergarten/ first grade.
WMA provides after school care programs for elementary school children. In addition, WMA also offers special programs for early-release and no-school days as well as programs for the summer. The primary intent of the program is to offer daycare to elementary school children. In the afternoon, WMA buses pick up the children from local elementary schools and transport them to WMA. Children are served a snack, free time to play. Time is also set aside for home work and reading. Experienced and qualified teachers are present to supervise and assist with children’s homework.
In addition to the montessori curriculum, we will be offering extra curricular activities like Art, Yoga, Mindfulness, indoor soccer, dance, etc. We will also be offering summer camps and the flyers will be published by spring.