Every Montessori classroom has been thoughtfully prepared to meet the developmental, social, and emotional needs of the children. The materials, many designed by Dr. Maria Montessori, are inviting, sensorial, reality-based, and self-correcting, and they contain aspects and qualities that lay the foundation for math, language, reading, and writing.
Child-sized furniture, low shelves, and attractive artwork encourage the children to move freely and comfortably throughout the room and choose work that attracts them.
Every activity has a lesson designed into it so that any work the child chooses builds the foundation of learning. For instance, when counting pretzels for snack, they are practicing math skills. The multi-age grouping of children contributes to the development of both social skills and academic proficiency. The children have the opportunity in this classroom to interact with other children as well as pursuing the individual work that interests them.
Find out more about the goals of each program here.
Observe a Class
By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free to observe multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.
Goals of the Classroom
Our classrooms, which we call the prepared environment, will allow your child a great deal of independence within a defined structure.
Choosing the Right Class
Our teachers can offer invaluable guidance. We want your child to be happy and successful at Fountainhead, just as you do.
Is Montessori right for my child?
Observe a class and see if Fountainhead is the best placement for your family. By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free to observe multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.