Colorado Christian Montessori is a growing program dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each child. We pride ourselves on our great student-to-teacher ratios that make for lots of one-on-one attention. All of our staff is very qualified and very loving! We encourage parent involvement by having an open door policy for parents. Our goal is to make parents feel comfortable asking questions, sharing concerns and bringing ideas to us.
The school year runs from late August through May. Classes are held Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. We also have an optional Early Bird Session 7:30-8:15 a.m. and an Extended Session 3:30-5:30 p.m. See our tuition schedule for prices.
We also have a Summer Camp program which runs for twelve weeks. Join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events and school registration dates.
Overview of the Montessori Classroom: “The Prepared Environment”
The prepared environment includes sequential learning activities in four major areas:
Practical Life: This was the first area that Dr. Maria Montessori developed based on children’s inherent need to do what they see their parents doing in daily practical living such as cook, wash clothes, wash dishes, sweep, mop, care for themselves, and care for their environment.
Sensorial: This area aids in the development of the seven senses: visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, olfactory, kinesthetic, and stereo gnostic sense. Sensorial is also preparation for mathematics.
Math: This area introduces the child to the world of numbers in a concrete form. Not only do children learn numbers and counting, but they are also introduced to all four operations, and to the function of the decimal system.
Language: The Montessori classroom is set up as an indirect preparation for reading and writing. All the materials are created and preformed from left to right, top to bottom. Children often learn to write letters before they know all of their phonetics.
In addition to the four major areas of the Montessori classroom are studies in art, geography, cultural geography, the Bible, and science.
Spiritual, Self, Social, and Physical Development
All of our classrooms are carefully prepared environments that promote physical, mental, cognitive, and spiritual growth. Children learn to make their own choices and care for themselves, for others, and for the environment. The teachers prepare the environment and act as both caregivers and guides, encouraging children towards daily activities that support the children’s development. We offer introductory Spanish, sign language and music every day. We have special visitors and go on field trips periodically throughout the year.