Primary • Ages 3 - Kindergarten
The activities of Practical Life instill care for oneself, for others and for the environment. Through these tasks and experiences, children learn to coordinate their movements and develop fine motor skills. Practical Life activities are the foundation of all academic work because they promote concentration, order, independence, and a complete work cycle.
The Sensorial materials are designed to enable the 3 year old - Kindergarten child to identify and refine information obtained through the senses. By seeing, smelling, tasting, listening to, touching and further exploring the sensorial properties of these materials, children begin to classify and eventually name impressions in their environment.
The Primary classroom is rich in language opportunities - listening to stories, singing and conversing with others. The sandpaper letters connect each spoken sound with its symbol, supporting the development of writing, and eventually reading.
The math materials help children to develop an understanding of math concepts through the manipulation of concrete materials; building a secure foundation of math principles and skills.
Science, geography, history, art, music and Bible are also integrated into the Primary environment.