At CCCM we accept children from new born to six years of age. We provide care from 7 am in the morning to 6 pm in the evening.
The infant program at Cypress Creek Children's Montessori School lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning. It is said that learning in infancy sets the pattern for life. It should not be random and chaotic but systematic and structured.
An infant room in a Montessori school has material on which the developing mind can feed. At Cypress Creek Children's Montessori School we provide the infants with a spacious room so they can move around freely. We teach them sign language and little finger plays. The nurturing staff works with the motor and language development skills. The prepared environment and the sensorial training, which Dr. Montessori developed, are consistent with the developmental needs and capabilities of a very young child. The babies are given tummy time with the music teacher and are even taught some Spanish words during the course of the day.
Our Montessori teachers are trained to be very kind and gentle. Our school has an aura of love and understanding.
In the toddler group the children are learning to follow a routine. Since this is their first time away from home it is essential to make it a positive experience. Many aspects of a toddler’s life are developed at this time such as emotional, intellectual, physical and character development. Language enrichment which includes vocabulary building, rhyming words, sequencing, and opposites are just a few ways in which a child starts the basis of reading. Small and large motor activities and practical life exercises prepare the children for the next level.
The children have the opportunity for social interaction. They learn to work both individually or in a group. The teacher sets the tone for the day and provides a wealth of opportunity in which a child can educate his mind. Since the children have a limited attention span the toddlers work in half hour sessions.
In partnership with the parents, the guides (teachers) help to toilet train the children. Parents are encouraged to visit our classroom during work time and observe their child through our one-way windows.
This group consists of children from the ages of three to six years. The children have a choice of working individually or in a group. It is all hands on approach. All concepts are presented through the use of concrete materials- as the child gets older the concepts become abstract.
There are five major areas of work in a primary class room – practical life, sensorial exercises, language, math and cultural. At this age the children show an interest in writing. In the Montessori Method the first step in learning to write is to work with objects like knobbed cylinders, geometric solids, sand paper letters and metal insets. These help in the eye hand co-ordination, develop the concentration and working habits necessary for more advanced exercises.
Each child in the room works at his own pace. It is an eye opener for many parents to see how eagerly the children work in this free environment. Parents are encouraged to come during work time and observe their child from our one way windows.
Included in the curriculum are various activities which help in enriching the program. In keeping with the advances in technology we offer computers to our four year old children. Spanish and music appreciation is introduced at the infant level. During the course of the day children do
Children derive many benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their
- nature study and yoga
In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.
- coordination and body awareness
We offer after school classes for
These are optional and the parents pay directly to the agency providing the service.