The third year of the Montessori primary program (Kindergarten) is the culmination of the child’s social, emotional and academic experiences.
By solidifying all the learning and experiences from the previous two years, the third year also prepares children for the next plane of educational development: the Elementary level.
As the third year progresses and consideration regarding the next steps in their child’s educational journey begin, parents are faced with concerns and questions on multiple issues.
The cost of tuition, school location, social impact, academic curriculum… these are amongst the most important of a long list of valid considerations that every family faces when choosing the next path on their child’s educational journey.
To help parents through this process we have pulled together several resources the first of which is a new blog series where over the next several weeks we will explore:
To further assist parents, we strongly encourage you to view this short video produced by the American Montessori Society called Montessori Kindergarten: Empowering & Essential.
This video provides valuable information about the benefits of having your child stay in a Montessori classroom for his or her pivotal Kindergarten year.
Here are a couple of great articles that I am confident you will also find of value during your consideration process:
25 Reasons to Keep Your Child in Montessori through Kindergarten –The Montessori Foundation
Montessori Builds Innovators -Harvard Business Review
The Montessori School of Silicon Valley is currently hosting a series of Kindergarten Information evenings for parents presented by our Montessori Lead Guides. You can see the schedule here.
These information events will be centered on addressing how and why completing the three-year-cycle with a Kindergarten year in Montessori will prepare your child with the academic and social skills that will set him or her up for future school success.
Thanks for reading today.
“Children First, Always”