The Primary Class Prepared Environment is set within six areas:

 

  1. Based on a child's experiences at home, Practical Life utilizes the child's need to develop good work habits, concentration, eye-hand coordination, a lengthened attention span, and control of his body.

  2. Sensorial activities act as a guide to classify those sensory impressions already perceived and those of the future.  Each material focuses on a single quality (color, shape, length, etc.) in order to make future classification and abstractions easier.

  3. Montessori believed that the sensitive period for Language (ages 2.5 - 5 years) should be used to enlarge the child's vocabulary in all aspects of the human knowledge.  Language can then provide a means of expression for precise and logical communication, organization to develop order, and acquisition of self-confidence by opportunities to communicate with others.

  4. The Math materials develop the numerical language and the specific concepts that allow for progress to eventual memorization of number operations and facts.

  5. Science materials help the children to discover the natural order of their environment.

  6. The Geography materials provide a sequential exposure to the continents, countries, and cultures of the world.

 

Music Together® and Spanish are also an integral part of the environment.