Our Pre-school Program provides students from ages three to six with a prepared environment to meet the needs of each child. Students work individually and collaboratively with Montessori materials to engage their curiosity. The program caters to the skill level and needs of each student. Students are free to observe and explore the wonders of the environment at their own pace. Through this approach, the students develop and nurture and love for learning. >Literacy >Numeracy >Practical Life >Culture >Physical & Health Education >Cultivating the Five Senses
The sensitive period for language is birth to age six. Children absorb language very easily, including vocabulary and rules for grammar and syntax. Correct names are also used to expand his or her vocabulary. Students learn to read, sound out works and spell very easily when they are taught the phonetic sounds of letters. Indirect preparation for reading and writing is found in every aspect of the Montessori environment, including left to right sequencing and pencil grip practice.
Students build a solid foundation of mathematical concepts in our Early Start Numeracy Program. The Montessori math materials move from concrete to abstract and builds on a skill previously mastered through earlier exercises.
The Practical Life area aims to teach children about care of the environment, care of self, like skills, grace and courtesy. Skills such as pouring, transferring, cleaning and dressing are taught through a variety of materials, such as sponges, tongs, tweezers, chopsticks, basters, spoons and dressing frames. The children learn to clean up after themselves, putting away their work when finished or cleaning up spills. Real materials, including glass are used in order to give the child a true understanding of the real world.
The Culture area is very exciting for the students. The materials arouse the students' interests and gives them the freedom to explore and experience, as well as gain an understanding of the world around them. Maria Montessori called this "cosmic education", and incorporates a variety of materials in Botany, Zoology, Geography, History, and Art, along with the respect for different cultures and people. Students also grasp sometimes complicated concepts through hands-on, interesting and colour-coded materials.
Physical & Health Education
We recognize the importance of your child's physical development. The benefits of instilling a love of athletics will last a lifetime. We offer excellent physical and athletic development facilities, including a pool, gymnasium and an outdoor sports track. Physical fitness is a daily activity in the Montessori program at Bond, both within the classroom and outside it.
Cultivating the Five Senses
Students develop the five senses (touch, sight, taste, smell and hearing) in the Sensorial area of the Montessori Casa Program. Students manipulate the materials to understand their own senses, as well as strengthen fine motor skills and coordination. Students also learn left to right sequencing for reading and writing, and the concept of 10 for the decimal system.