Toddler Program (age 18-36 months)
Our Toddler classrooms are designed to meet the independent and curious nature of a toddler, allowing them to freely explore in a beautiful, carefully prepared, age-appropriate environment.
Montessori Preschool Program (age 3-6 years)
Our primary classrooms are designed to meet the ever changing needs of the 3-6 year old class. Creating order is an important role in this environment, which is designed to encourage curiosity and a love for learning.
Summer Montessori Program
Summer is a fun time to enjoy our nature playground and mix in some fun ways of learning. We enjoy water days, educational visits from wildlife animal programs, planetariums, and more! Here’s info on our 2016 Summer program.
Our toddler and primary classrooms provide several programs to help expand their skills.
Art in our classroom is used in a variety of ways. At the most basic level art will teach the child to use a pencil and draw lines from top to bottom and left to right. Many of the exercises placed on the practical life shelves are artistic in nature. They often include cutting, weaving, sewing, and stencils. Throughout the school year the children are exposed to an assortment of mediums, artists, and styles of art. The children’s art work is show cased in the Curious Child annual art show for all to see.
Both Toddler and Primary Montessori school classrooms prepare many of their own daily snacks. One day a week, each classroom prepares a more extensive snack. Allowing children to explore in the kitchen inspires creativity and can also expose them to new foods they may have never tried. Exposure to the kitchen also teaches the children about tools we use in the kitchen, they learn about the clean up process and how to act with grace and courtesy. At our school we truly believe learning to prepare food is stimulating and allows children to explore different interests as well as work in a creative community setting.
All of the teachers at Curious Child Montessori Omaha preschool enjoy working in the garden and understand the need for children to work and play in nature. Children participate in planting the gardens, weed picking, watering from the rain barrels, and learning the various techniques of composting. The summer’s bounty is shared by all at snack time throughout the summer and fall.
Music & Movement
Music and Movement and Yoga classes are presented once per week to both toddler and primary classrooms during the school year. During this class children are encouraged to explore different types of movement and dance styles.
Spanish is part of our Primary classroom curriculum. Spanish class is presented twice per week by our Spanish teacher Miss Auzi. The curriculum is always relevant to the new concepts being presented in the primary classroom Montessori programs.