When the child begins to think and to make use of the written language to express his rudimentary thinking, he is ready for elementary work; and this fitness is a question not of age or other incidental circumstance but of mental maturity.
- Maria Montessori
At HGM, we encourage the children to work at their own pace in a non-competitive environment to learn abstract principles. In the process, the child will gain deeper understanding of themselves and develop a sensitivity to others using language to express empathy. Kindergarteners act as positive peer models for their younger classmates, assuming positions of responsibility that further strengthen their own capabilities and self-esteem. Everything that children have learned in previous years comes together in Kindergarten, giving children a readiness to meet new challenges. Students are taught in a wider area that includes practical life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Social studies, Geography, Art and Music. Our children are equipped with a strong all-rounded foundation, to be able to out-perform their peers at the elementary school of their choice. Our teachers act as guides for students, facilitating their learning in the classroom based on their developmental levels. Individual attention is provided in developing their lesson plans. The Kindergarten curriculum at HGM is carefully structured according to the Kindergarten Common Core Standards and is integrated to demonstrate the connections between the different areas of a Montessori classroom.
Some Highlights Of Our Kindergarten Program Are:
The Montessori curriculum allows us to continually challenge each child at his/her own pace.
We highly value our close working relationships with our families. This partnership is fostered through ongoing, personal communication as well as multiple conferences each year.
The multi-age classroom stimulates enthusiasm for learning and inspires independent thinking.
All of our teachers have Montessori certified with extensive experience in the classroom.
We provide a large outdoor, as well as an indoor space, specifically designed to meet the young child's need for gross motor development.
Our program includes Montessori curriculum along with regularly scheduled enrichment activities which may include Spanish, Art and yoga. Each taught by teachers that are specifically trained in these disciplines.