In the toddler class, children from 24months to 3years are grouped together to develop basic skills and familiarize themselves with the rudiments of all areas of the Montessori curriculum.This is achieved through the prepared environment designed for the age group. Activities and materials like picture books that boost the development of language and good reading skills are provided for the children. Emphasis is on social development, character formation, developing and building a healthy and string self-image. Music, dance and nursery rhymes constitute an integral part of the programme. The children also have free access to varieties of puzzles which research has shown to be very good for brain development.
PRE-SCHOOL / NURSERY : 3-5 YEARS
In the pre-school/nursery class, children aged 3-5 years are grouped together. Mixed age grouping is ideal, as older children become role models to the younger ones while the younger ones also learn a lot from the older ones. They flow into one another (osmosis). Also known as vertical grouping, this arrangement helps children to develop their independence, self-confidence and self-esteem and respect the rights of others. In addition, they learn to take turns and work as part of a team.
Our primary section runs a combination of the Nigerian and British Curriculum which are further enriched with aspects of the Montessori curriculum .