“It is true, we cannot make a genius. We can only give each individual child the chance to fulfill his/her potential possibilities to become an independent, secure and balanced human being.”
—Dr Maria Montessori
(2 Years to Kindergarten Entry Level)
The age range that our Norwalk location caters to is the most important period, developmentally in a person’s life; Dr. Montessori described the three to six year old child as having an “absorbent mind”, which translates into a need to process and learn as much new information as possible.
We hire only experienced and qualified teachers that are able to guide your child through his/her preschool years. At Wee Care our curriculum and classrooms are designed to assist children in learning at his/her own pace while developing social skills and self-confidence. Children at our school use special materials which will help develop the concentration, coordination and working habits necessary for more advanced exercises that will be performed at a later stage.
Over and above the main curriculum covering math and language standards each month, a subject (unit plan) is chosen to present to the children for a more external look at life. For example: sea life, healthy eating, dinosaurs, solar system and life cycle of a butterfly. Additional materials are added to the shelves to help reinforce the chosen topic. The child will also create art projects to help simulate creativity and conversation on each topic.
Finally, we would like to make note that in addition to teaching via Montessori methods we also teach children using regular preschool methods. This means that the children who complete our program are well rounded and often times academically prepared to a superior level for entry into a school Kindergarten class.