MCS offers a “starter” class for our youngest students ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years (must be at least 30 months of age and potty trained to be eligible for this program). Weekly schedule options include a 3-day (T,W,TH) and a 5-day option. These children benefit from an early introduction to the Montessori program before entering a Primary classroom. This class provides learning opportunities in all areas of Montessori learning — Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Science.
In this “starter” class, the group size is kept at a maximum of 16 students with a student to teacher ratio no greater than 8 to 1. The daily schedule for this program includes circle time, snack time, work time, and a 30-minute playground time. Students also participate in the music enrichment class twice a week.