The Primary Class Prepared Environment is set
within six areas:
Based on a child's experiences at home,
utilizes the child's need to develop good work habits, concentration,
eye-hand coordination, a lengthened attention span, and control of his body.
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
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
Math materials develop the numerical
language and the specific concepts that allow for progress to eventual
memorization of number operations and facts.
materials help the children to discover the natural order of their
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.