The Montessori Work Cycle
One of the hallmarks of a Montessori program is the uninterrupted work cycle. We provide the time and space for children to explore learning without restrictions on time. During this work cycle, children will typically choose an activity and work on it for as long as s/he desires. The child will then return the activity to the shelf and choose another. While the children are working, the teachers can be seen observing and giving lessons to individual children or a small group. This extended time for learning allows for the development of coordination, concentration, independence and order. The children explore the following curriculum options during the work cycle: Language Arts; Practical Life; Sensorial; Mathematics; Zoology & Botany and Geography & Social Studies.