Give Your Child the Best Start
The core of the Morey Montessori Kindergarten curriculum is language, mathematics, science, geography, practical life, and sensorial. In addition to the Montessori curriculum and the Michigan core curriculum for Kindergarten, the children receive lessons in character education, physical education, and art.
Developmentally Appropriate Environment
The Montessori classroom is a “living room” for children. It is filled with a rich variety of specially designed materials for the children to use in every area: reading, writing, mathematics, science, geography, practical life, and sensorial development. The abundance of materials makes it possible for the children to exercise more self-direction and independent work than is usually possible in a traditional classroom. They are given many more choices than a traditional environment could provide. Children choose their activities from open shelves with self- correcting materials and work in distinct work areas – on tables, or rugs on the floor. These choices come with guidance and structure from the adults in the classroom. One goal is that over a period of time, children develop into a “normalized community” working with high concentration and few interruptions. We place a high value on the child’s growing ability to make constructive choices, exercise self-control, and work independently of the adult.
The key concept in Montessori is the child’s interest and readiness for work. The classroom environment is prepared with materials that interest and engage the child. The adult connects the children to the materials through which the children learn. At Morey Public School there is direct small group and whole group instruction with supplemental materials as well, to ensure that all state curriculum guidelines are being met. Our goal is to meet each child where they are in their skills and readiness, and assist them in academic, social, and emotional growth.
Children must be five-years-old on or by September 1, 2017 (for the 2017-2018 school year).