Wonderworld classroom communities are uniquely designed with a mixed age range of children. We encourage friendships among all the age groups - much like adult relationships. We guide our younger children to find role models to look up to, and eventually becoming role models themselves. The older children gain confidence and develop leadership qualities as they discover opportunities to help their younger classmates and navigate new responsibilities, thus growing a community of caring and kind individuals.
Primary Program3 - 6 years oldOur Primary Community is offered within a beautifully prepared space, designed to mimic one’s home environment. Much like our Infant and Toddler environment, our Primary classroom promotes for our children, further independence, order and beauty, as well as choice. Our children thrive in this space, as they continue to move toward self-discipline, increased concentration and social independence. Our role as the Guide is to connect your children to their environment, encouraging a sense of pride over work, nurturing innate curiosity and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. It is during the children’s time in our Primary Community that our children blossom: caring for their classroom and classmates, while contributing unique perspectives to the group. "The studies which have been made of early infancy leave no room for doubt: the first two years are important for ever, because in that period, one passes from being nothing into being something." (San Remo Lectures, 1949)
Infant and Toddler CommunityWalker - 3 years old
"The studies which have been made of early infancy leave no room for doubt: the first two years are important for ever, because in that period, one passes from being nothing into being something." (San Remo Lectures, 1949)Imagine an environment where your child can thrive during their most critical and absorbent learning years. This space is not just a classroom, but a home away from home for our youngest students. In our beautifully prepared Infant and Toddler environment, our children are given the opportunity to explore with intelligent materials through their five senses. We guide our children in social interactions, while promoting activities to safely develop their basic coordination in movement. Our nurturing and positive atmosphere encourages our children to be independent, explore and repeat, to concentrate and observe - ultimately growing their confidence in their abilities. Our classroom community creates an environment where our children have the opportunity to gain real life experiences in a stimulating space and work as part of a community of children. "A three-year-old educated according to Montessori pedagogy, becomes a master of his hand and undertakes with a joy a variety of human activities. These activities allow him to develop the power of concentration." (San Remo Lectures, p. 27)