LITTLE BLOSSOM MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Little Blossom Montessori School follows the revolutionary discoveries and educational approach of Dr. Maria Montessori, who started her first school one hundred years ago. Her educational legacy supports children in their natural development in all aspects: Physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive. Come and explore what Little Blossom Montessori preschool has to offer you and your child.
Little Blossom Montessori School offers preschool, Pre Kindergarten & Kindergarten children for mornings, afternoons, extended and full day programs. Little Blossom Montessori school is registered with AMS (American Montessori Society) and Illinois School Board of Education. School is run by an AMS Certified teacher with excellent experience. Our preschool is guided by child-led development, letting children grow at their own unique pace and exposes children to reading, writing, mathematics, geography, science and art development. Little Blossom Montessori School provides challenging programs based on individually-focused education and social development. The curriculum and facilities are designed to promote the benefits of self discovery and self confidence. Experienced Montessori trained faculty member’s use hands-on Montessori materials and a whole child approach. The school's wide variety of full and partial-day programs help children develop independence, concentration, a sense of order and self discipline in a nurturing, supportive atmosphere, provides challenging programs based on individually-focused education and social development.
Activities for Montessori preschool children include dressing frames (zipping, buttoning, tying etc.) pouring These activities help children become independent, reason and concentrate. Mastering these activities also develops fine motor coordination, organization, sequencing, logic, and spatial owners can seem like busy work!
At Little Blossom Montessori preschool children learn about animals, plants, minerals, seasons, planets, and more. There are no bounds to the curiosity of children about the world around them! At Little Blossom preschool, we provide real science experiences and experiments. Students can float and sink objects in water, try magnets all over the room to see where they will “stick,” or follow the life cycle of an animal. The children come to understand that differences between the learning methods and this make us unique and special.
Working with specially designed materials, at Little Blossom Montessori preschool children gain an understanding of geometry, the decimal system, working with numbers into the thousands, operations, measuring, weighing, and fractions! Math is one of the “intelligences” that can develop quite early. Since Montessori allows children to progress at their own pace, we often see children leaving preschool with a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Math skills such as counting, sequencing, patterns, addition, multiplication, division, subtraction are all represented in our curriculum.
The geography work has two divisions: physical geography and political geography. The work in these two groups are parallel to one another.
For Physical geography, Little Blossom Montessori preschool will give the child the basic forms of landmass. We will use models, pictures, and books to bring this information to the child. Geography is taught using puzzle maps and clay. We also talk about climate zones and how they affect the people who live in them. For political geography, we will look at the divisions of the world that have been made by humans. Learning about other cultures is accomplished through art, music, food and dance, as well as literature and special collections.
The musical literacy of the child is accomplished by affording ongoing opportunities to listen, to sing, to compose, to perform, and to appreciate music. A certified music teacher provides music lessons and sings together with the children during the first couple of lessons so the children can gain confidence. At Little Blossom Montessori preschool, performances on special occasions like Christmas provide the young stars for plenty of time to reap and relish recognition while gaining the self-confidence of “being on stage”. This is a program included in the current curriculum without any extra cost for the child, designed to help children develop focus and fine motor skills, while enriching their music skills.
We are offering Ballet class at Little Blossom Montessori preschool to the children. Ballet refines the gross motor skills of boys and girls alike. Rhythm, music, movement, balance and coordination are all core aspects of the Ballet class.
At Little Blossom Montessori preschool , Art is a language of visual self-expression. It is a language of thinking, imagining, experimenting, perceiving, balancing, planning, inventing, and presenting! Just as the language curriculum encourages oral and written expression, art delights in the vitality of its student’s artistic expression. Skills and techniques form the foundation that allows students to broaden their abilities to evaluate, interpret, and appreciate a wide variety of artwork.
Yoga, taught by a certified Yoga instructor at Little Blossom Montessori preschool. Yoga is offered as a non-stressful way to help the children develop strength, coordination and flexibility. There have been several positive articles about Yoga in Montessori in several leading magazines.
At Little Blossom Montessori preschool, nutrition, is also taught by a special instructor, and is offered in a very fun way to children to help them learn and understand the importance of eating healthy food in their day to day life so that they become aware of the food they eat.
French lessons, taught by a special instructor, are offered as an optional special program, designed to help children learn and enrich a second language at Little Blossom Montessori preschool .
Little Blossom Montessori preschool physical education program is comprised of regularly scheduled outdoor activities. Children go outside to the play area and interact with the whole group. Emphasis is given on the individual motor performance through participation in fitness activities, games.