We provide a beautiful, happy, and safe Montessori school environment for children 3 to 6 years old. Within this multi-age classroom, an American Montessori Society certified Montessori guide gives lessons to the children, and peer-to-peer learning is fostered and respected with the understanding that learning is a dynamic activity that can happen at any moment, alone or in tandem with a friend or guide.
We provide instruction in the traditional Montessori curriculum areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Cultural; social-emotional learning; art; music and movement; exposure to Spanish, and how to be a kind and joyous human.
We offer monthly classes that complement the traditional Montessori curriculum. These classes include:
Shabaz (of the Nashville Ballet) is sharing monthly dance lessons based upon the work of the following visual artists:
Janne Hennesaw, a folk song artist, is sharing music with the children once a month. She is singing songs for dancing, singing along, listening, and increasing awareness of the world around us.
In Habitat Yoga's fun, exploratory classes, we embark on imaginative yoga adventures, combining simple yoga poses with engaging songs, stories, puppets and games. At the preschool level, we focus on exercises that build social, sensory and motor skills, while also increasing flexibility and body awareness. In a class full of self-expression, our youngest students learn how release energy through movement, but also how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. These classes are especially helpful for little ones who have trouble sleeping or an excess of overflowing energy.
You can also link to the benefits here: http://www.habitatyoga.com/benefits/
And an overview of our method here: http://www.habitatyoga.com/kids-yoga/
Ithaca Montessori is a non-sectarian institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or cultural origin, sexual orientation, family style, political belief, or disability in the administration of its admissions, education or employment practices.