PROGRAMS

At KMA we offer five classrooms/age groups; click on a classroom to learn more:
 

INFANT - 6 weeks to 12 months

From the time they are born, babies are spectacular learners. They immediately are investigating the sights, sounds, and feel of their environment. Our classrooms foster and support a sense of independence, allowing each child to develop and emerge into their unique individuality.

Our infant Montessori program provides infants with a secure and rich world full of possibilities for lively discovery and delight through moving, feeling, hearing, and touching. Their environment at Kids Montessori Academy is filled with responsive interactions and verbal communication: enjoyable songs, listening and reacting to their communication.

Our infant curriculum is designed for comprehensive development at their own natural rate. Learning and caring are always together. Our teachers and caregivers offer constant care in a setting which nurtures a collection of sensory stimulation and mobility. A baby who senses genuine connection, trust and safety will also mirror those feelings as they grow and explore their surroundings.

TODDLER CLASS - 12 months to 2 ½ years

Our toddler classroom is where we will begin to teach your child to be an independent young person. For most, it will be their first experience of pre -school where they will follow a daily schedule with planned activities.

A main focus in the classroom is developing communication; learning to listen and follow direction, speaking words, phrases and sentences. These skills will allow the child to take part and find their way in the world. They are encouraged to touch, feel, explore and discover to develop their natural curiosity, imagination and love for learning.

The children enjoy a variety of planned activities that include arts and crafts, singing, dancing, and pre reading skills such as rhyming and story time. All the activities and material are designed to teach the children skills that will give them a strong foundation for their future success and

TRANSITION CLASS - 2 ½ - 3 ½ Years

In the transition class the teachers will continue to teach the children how to be  more independent as they carry out their daily tasks, especially going to the bathroom, cleaning themselves, washing their hands, choosing work and keeping their classroom and school environment organized, clean and tidy.

Typical activities in the classroom include:

• Learning the basic concepts of Montessori, this includes
respecting their friends, teachers and classroom.
• Group or individual lessons on how to care for, and handle the
work.
• Group and individual lessons on each piece of work to
demonstrate the learning experience that will advance their
academic and personal development.
• Circle time, where they will do calendar, sing songs, listen to
stories and share with their friends about their experiences.
• Being responsible for a daily task, this could be watering plants, sweeping, preparing the table for lunch, being line leader to
name a few.
• LITERACY and pre reading, learning to hold their pencil to begin
writing, letter recognition, letter sounds/phonic awareness and
story time.
• MATH skills, including number recognition, counting, one to one
correspondence and patterning.
• Other subjects such as Science, Social Studies, Art and Crafts,
Music and Movement and Spanish.
learning.       

POTTY TRAINING, if your child is ready to begin potty training then the teachers will work closely with the parents and the child towards a stress free transition out of diapers.

NAP TIME, each day from 12.30pm to 2.30pm the children will sleep/rest, laying on nap mats in their classroom.
 

PRIMARY CLASS - 3 ½ to 5 years

The primary class is set up in an open style with work areas throughout the room, and material on accessible shelving. Most lessons are given to small groups or individual children, while other children are working independently. The children will always be encouraged and challenged to achieve higher levels of learning, at their own pace. The primary curriculum teaches the core subjects that include; language arts, reading, math, science and social studies.

Each day the children will have the opportunity to rest/nap from 12.30pm to 2.30pm

BRIDGE TO KINDERGARTEN – Each day after lunch  children that are aged 4 years and older, displaying  an appropriate level of maturity, able to sustain an appropriate level of attention and have parental involvement in their learning will be invited to attend the Bridge Class for additional and higher level of instruction in:

• LANGUAGE - specifically reading, comprehension skills and
handwriting.
• MATHEMATICS,  and
• SCIENCE

The purpose of the Bridge Class is to provide an advance level of instruction that will provide them with the opportunity to excel in core subject, especially the language module that teaches phonics, reading and comprehension skills. 

The learned skills in the Bridge Class will set your child up for a successful transition into Kindergarten as a high learner and achiever.

• Outside Playtime, this is an important part of the day when
the children develop their gross motor skills as they climb, run, and jump and play. This is usually a favorite time of the day!

The children have a rest/nap period each day from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, so that they can re-charge after their busy morning.

POTTY TRAINING, the teachers will continue with or introduce potty training. School and home will work closely together to progress your child out of pull ups/diapers and into big kids underwear!

All the skills learnt in Transition will provide the child with a solid foundation to move into the primary class, feeling confident for the next stage of their learning journey.
 

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CLUB - 5 to 12 Years

Each day we offer a service to drop off and pick up children from local elementary schools.

When you drop your child in the morning at KMA they can eat breakfast and play with friends until it’s time to leave for their elementary school, aboard our school van.

In the afternoon your child will be picked up from their elementary school by our school van. When they arrive back at KMA they will have snacks, then every child will do their homework in a quiet setting. If they need any help with their homework the teacher will be available to guide them. If the child has no homework then we have a good selection of age appropriate reading books. They will be encouraged to read, complete book reports and academic activity worksheets.

After homework is complete the children have the opportunity to play, do arts and crafts and play outside, until they are picked up to go home.

 AT KMA WE OFFER:
 FIVE CLASSROOMS / AGE GROUPS
INFANT - 6 weeks to 12 months
  TODDLERS - 12 months to 2 ½ yrs
TRANSITION - 2 ½ to 3 ½ yrs   
PRIMARY - 3 ½ to 5 yrs   
  BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL - 6 to 12 yrs
 
 THREE PROGRAMS:
  • ALL DAY - 6.30am to 6.30pm
  • EXTENDED DAY - 8.30am to 2.30pm
  • HALF DAY - 8.30am to 12 noon
 
 TODDLER and TRANSITION CLASSES
 You can choose any program, then have the choice to attend for:
  • Two Days (T & Th),
  • Three Days (M,W & F) or;
  • Five Days  (M-F)
 
 PRIMARY CLASS
 You can choose any program but only for:
  • Five Days (M-F)
 
 BEFORE /AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
  • Morning - 6.30am to (drop off at school)
  • Afternoon - (pick up from school) to 6.30pm