Curriculum

“ALL children can…explode into LEARNING.”
Maria Montessori

San Marin Montessori’s environment is divided into many different areas that provide interesting, purposeful activities such as: sensorial, language, math, critical thinking, practical life, art, a cozy kitchen area and a well supplied library.

 The classroom has beautiful materials that attract the child’s interest and fulfill his natural urge to explore the world. The materials also assists Toddlers to refine eye-hand coordination. Children are encouraged to explore with paint, clay, glue, crayons and markers.

Language activities are also very important in our Toddler program, as your child is in the most sensitive period for acquiring language, songs, poems and stories as well as beautiful materials and presentations that help enhance vocabulary and allow for both receptive and expressive language development.

What to expect

  1. A safe-sized, prepared environment that encourages independence. Children take off and put on their own shoes and slippers, learn to use the toilet, put away their own work, and help clean up after a meal.
  1. A quiet environment that allows your child to focus. The teacher uses soft voices and respects the child’s concentration. Toddlers will learn to respect each other’s spaces.
  1. The teacher speaks politely to the children, inviting them into this way of living as a Community.
  1. Lessons of Grace and Courtesy are given daily; how to greet each other, look into the person’s eye while speaking, how to shake hands, and how to use words respectfully are just few examples.

“After many pre-school interviews and analysis…, Magali Zimmermann’s program stood out as special and different. We sent all three of our children to San Marin Montessori Pre-School and could not be more pleased with Magali and her school. Our kids loved going to her school because they loved being part of a school where they learned in an environment where everyone respects each other. Magali is one of those rare teachers who can make a connection with the children and understand their unique needs and capabilities. She made each of our children feel special. She created an environment where students worked as a team and individually. Our children learned all the materials needed to be ready for Kindergarten, while developing friendships that will last long past elementary school. Magali’s classroom evolves as the child develops and is very academically oriented. She prides herself on helping her students reach their full potential, where they become confident, capable, loving and independent learners. All of our children marched into Kindergarten fully capable and ready for the next learning chapter.” – Lisa and Chris Free