All programs of The Child Unique follow a Montessori philosophy. We use Montessori materials and Montessori trained teachers, who guide the children in the areas of language arts, mathematics, sensorial development, practical living skills and cultural subjects which include the sciences and social studies. The classrooms are multi-aged, but divided into basic classrooms:
Toddlers are gently guided in all academic areas of Montessori education, along with an emphasis on grace and courtesy and positive peer interaction. Music, art and cooking are special focuses.
The preschool classes at both locations incorporate the Montessori areas of learning, with an emphasis in cultural subjects and community connection. With a separate library and Cultural Room in which students can visit during certain hours, there are special projects and monthly in-services connected to monthly themes.
Our Primary classes incorporate a Kindergarten/Elementary curriculum. A Montessori classroom is one in which the best education occurs within a multi-age structure, allowing children to learn, not according to chronological age, but according to academic and developmental ability, strength and interest. Our programs include in-services in the arts and sciences, walking adventures and outdoor activities which connect with the academic or social lesson of the month. We have 11 parent committees, and involvement in the school is an important part of what makes our school successful. Parents volunteer time in school or at home in various aspects of school planning and curriculum.
“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.”