Where learning happens naturally
Children's House Montessori . 3520 West Main Street . Rapid City , SD 57702 (605)341-0824
Primary classrooms are designed especially for the 3-6 year old child and the entire environment is created to facilitate their learning process. Maria Montessori observed that children learn by doing and wrote that the "hand was the instrument of the mind".
The Montessori curricula, techniques and materials satisfy the natural tendency for the primary child to learn by doing. Independence, coordination, order, self-discipline and concentration are developed. Children work individually and cooperatively with materials that pique their curiosity and enhance their experience.
The children are given lessons on materials but the emphasis is placed on the process rather than the product of learning. The aim is to develop a love of work and a joy of learning.
The Montessori primary program includes activities for practical life, refinement of the senses, language and mathematics. Geography, history, physical science, and life science are presented to the child through various language and manipulative activities. Movement, music and art are also a part of the day-to-day activities.