Our loving and language rich toddler community will meet the needs of growing toddlers (1.5 and 2 years old). At GD Goenka, La Petite, your toddler will be given opportunities to develop basic motor coordination, independence, and language skills. Our trained and caring Montessori teachers will be able to adjust to your toddler's needs as they experience their first contact with other children and learn to participate in a cooperative group.
A Montessori preschool education develops a creative, caring, confident child who loves to learn.
At GD Goenka La Petite, the Preschool classroom flourishes under the guidance of a Montessori teacher in a "prepared environment." During the formative years (between 3 and 6), children easily learn the skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Activities in the preschool classroom include early language and number work, "practical life" (manners, personal care, etc.), introduction to cultures and geography, art and music activities.
The kindergarten year is the culminating year of our preschool program. Kindergarten students continue working each morning on their individual lesson plans, as well as socializing with, and mentoring younger classmates. As leaders in the classroom, kindergarteners enjoy privileges that come with being the oldest and most experienced students.
In the afternoons, the kindergarten students follow a curriculum designed especially for them. In addition, they enjoy field trips, physical education, and music.