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Movement Science and More

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Complementary Enrichment Programs

Movement, Science, Music, and Garden programs are part of the everyday fun in our classes. Fountainhead has specialist teachers who come into the classroom and lead focused circle time for the children and teachers. These additions to our program are covered by our regular tuition, so no additional payment or sign-up is required.

The Movement, Science, Music, and Garden programs are held on the following schedule. The schedule may change without notice.  All classes are held once per week.

For details about the programs:
» Our Music & Movement Program
» Our Science Program
» Our Garden Program

Class Schedules

Campus Music & Movement Science Garden
Dublin Tuesday:
Buckeye
Painted Lady
Wednesday:
Swallowtail
Fritillary
Quail
Flicker
Bluebird
Robin
PM Primary
Mandarin
Thursday:
Fiery Skipper
Red Tailed Hawk
Junco
Friday:
Spanish
Monday:
Robin
Wednesday:
Red Tailed Hawk
Junco
Spanish
Thursday:
PM Primary
Mandarin
Friday:
Quail
Flicker
Bluebird
Tuesday:
Quail
Flicker
Bluebird
PM Primary
Thursday:
Spanish
Friday:
Robin
Red Tailed Hawk
Junco
Mandarin
Danville Monday:
Prep & Primary Classes
Tuesday:
All Primary Classes
Livermore Tuesday:
Prep & Primary Classes
Monday:
All Primary Classes
Orinda Thursday:
Prep 2
Spanish
PM Primary
Friday:
Prep 1
Primary 1 thru 4
Monday:
PM Primary Classes
Thursday:
AM Primary Classes

Our Music & Movement Program

With over 15 years of international musical experience as a professional music educator, performing artist, recording musician, songwriter and arranger Farida Nelson started her carrier by taking the 2nd place in Schubert's Club Piano Competition in St. Paul, MN, USA.

She then became a finalist of Azerbaijan National Final for Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and 2010, as well as a finalist of New Wave Song Contest in 2010, which was held in Yurmala, Latvia.

In 2013, she moved to Antalya, Turkey and concentrated her carrier on working as a performing pianist and a singer, and teaching private and group piano lessons at her home studio, specializing in giving lessons to 4 - 6 year old children.

In 2015, she immigrated to the US and continued teaching private piano and voice lessons, and she also started giving group music lessons for children from birth to 6 years.

Our Science Program

In addition to the everyday science portion of our regular classtime this new program focuses on biological, physical, and environmental sciences.   Each week your child will be presented with a new idea or a more in depth analysis from birds, to volcanoes, to trees.

Amy’s goal is to inspire children early on to become interested in learning about science, the environment and stewardship of the natural world around them. She incorporates her science, conservation and gardening expertise with curriculum and activities that are engaging, hands on and fun. She believes in early introductions to a combination of science, math, reading, art and music, in order to spark curiosity and successfully motivate children to be lifelong learners.

Our Garden Program - Dublin Campus Only

FMS Montessori Garden

Our Garden Program returns in the Fall.  Over the Summer term our children will enjoy the Garden Playground but our full Garden curriculum returns August 31, 2015.  Find out more about our Outdoor Garden Classroom here: magicalmovementcompany.blogspot.com

Every week children from the Primary and Elementary classes will have the opportunity to participate in our specially developed garden curriculum. We will experience nature and the cycles of life through all seasons in our expansive new garden area. Our garden activities will enrich and interconnect with classroom activities throughout the year.  Our Garden Teacher is Mary Cooper, a Fountainhead teacher of almost 30 years and an avid, long time, and learned gardener.

Maria Montessori recognized the importance of exposing children to the natural world and today education specialists are rediscovering what she observed. “Children indeed love flowers, but they need to do something more than remain among them and contemplate their colored blossoms. They find their greatest pleasure in acting, in knowing, in exploring, even apart from the attraction of external beauty.” (Montessori, The Discovery of Childhood). The garden provides innumerable meaningful activities for discovery, from planting seeds to harvesting vegetables, smelling herbs, observing colors, to recording in nature journals. All these activities enhance science and language learning, creativity and FUN.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About Our Staff

Ninety percent of our head teachers have over 10 years of Montessori classroom experience. They are loving, creative, respectful, and supportive educators.

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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.