3 - 6 years old
OVERVIEW OF CHILDREN'S HOUSE
During preschool and kindergarten years, a child forms their most important characteristics. A child needs the right environment, community, and teachers to guide their development. The activities they engage in can lay the foundation for a life of joyful, confident learning.
Choosing the right program is a critical task. At AIM, we follow the Montessori Method in all our classrooms.
Between the ages of 3 and 6, the child goes through many sensitive periods where they are naturally drawn through specific activities as if their brain requires them to develop itself. For example, young preschoolers are almost obsessed with order. It’s a great time to teach the process of having a beginning, a middle, and an end. Older students become fascinated with quantities and are eager and ready to learn much more math than many people realize.
At age 3, a child is still able to learn another language effortlessly, if put in a supportive, language-rich environment. They are in a sensitive period for language and can acquire it with an absorbent mind, in a way that won’t be accessible to them once they enter the elementary years. Our Chinese and Japanese immersion Montessori program is the ideal environment to help your child reach their full potential.
Montessori is a whole-child approach to education. We believe that the personal and social skills your child learns with us are at least as important as the academic skills. Yet we know that many parents are interested in strong academics, even in preschool. That’s why we offer an overview table on the academic part of your child’s education at AIM to highlight what a typical child may achieve at the end of the 3-year-cycle. We recognize and support each child’s individuality. Some may be far more advanced in some areas (and our individualized approach enables them to do so!), and some may be behind in other areas (and will have the time they need to work on those areas that don’t come easy.)