562-682-3492

Open Year-Round 6 am to 6 pm

930 Elm Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
Located at the former St. Mary's Child Care Center

Infant Care License # 198011975 - Preschool / Kindergarten License# 198011974 Elementary / Private Affidavit. 

  • Allows the child to respect himself and others
  • Facilitates a child's interaction with peers and adults, to participate as an independent individual as well as a member of a group and to have opportunities to learn and develop social skills. 
  • Encourages both active movement and quiet activities, indoor and outdoor activities in safe and healthy surrounding.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
Consideration of health and safety are embedded in every aspect of the program, particularly in the outdoor environment.  Children will be guided in the safe use of outside toys and climbing equipment and under adult supervision in all areas at all times.

THE MONTESSORI CLASSROOM

The Montessori classroom is a child-sized world. Whatever is in the outside world can be incorporated meaningfully in the Montessori classroom. Carefully selected materials and exercises create an environment that allows the child to explore the world at a level he can understand, enticing the child to proceed independently at his own pace from simple activities to more complex ones. Through this process, the child's natural curiosity is satisfied and he begins to experience the joy of discovering the world around him. There are 5 distinguishing areas of a Montessori classroom:

 

Practical Life
The exercises in this area enable the child to become independent individuals by learning how to care for themselves and their environment. These exercises help the child develop concentration and coordination skills.
 
Sensorial
The sensorial materials help the child distinguish, classify and categorize sensory impressions by isolating one defining quality such as color, weight, size, sound, texture, etc.

Mathematics
These materials help the child make concrete representations of abstract mathematical concepts. The materials allow the child to demonstrate to himself many mathematical operations, which eventually develops into early enthusiasm for numbers.

 

Language
The language materials foster and enrich oral language development, written expression, reading skills and grammar. The exercises allow the child to interrelate the phonetic sounds of the alphabet and their symbols quickly and easily.

Culture
The cultural subjects that are a part of the Montessori program are art, music, dance, history, geography and botany and Zoology.

PROGRAM GOALS

Our program goals are to enrich and enhance the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional growth of each child. These goals are achieved by providing a program that:

  • Enables children to develop intellectually by becoming a lover of work spontaneously chosen and carried out by joy. Also, by being able to experiment, to observe and to explore their surroundings. 
  • Develops children's creative needs by encouraging them to invent, discover and explore.
  • Provides an environment where the children feel comfortable, accepted, respected, secure, heard and understood.
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