Montessori Pre-K/K Programs

3 Years – 6 Years

Half Day: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
All Year Full Day: 7:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.

Montessori Pre-K/K Programs

Countryside’s Pre-K and Kindergarten program offers each child an environment to begin practicing what it means to be a citizen. The mixed age classrooms allow children to learn from and help one another as they progress from being a novice to becoming a mentor.

Children work in small groups or independently and receive direct instruction from their teachers in ratios from three-to-one to one-on-one. This provides each student unparalleled opportunities to advance through curriculum at their own and optimal pace. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes learn to read, write in cursive, understand math concepts, and explore science, history, music, art and physical education.

In a CDS classroom, academic learning occurs in situations that allow the necessary freedom and accountability to help young children build the qualities of character that are necessary for success in both school and in life. Every day offers limitless life “practice”, whether it is through learning fractions or having the privilege of offering a beverage to a visiting adult.

All Year Montessori
Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm
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Curriculum Detail

Art

  • Crayons
  • Tempera paint
  • Water colors
  • Charcoal
  • Sketching
  • Clay
  • Sewing
  • Embroidery
  • Collage

Biology

  • Study of five classes of vertebrates including care and needs of animals in class
  • Study of botany including care and needs of plants, parts of the plant, and leaf shapes

Language

  • Pre-reading skills
  • Exposure to a variety of genres of fiction and non-fiction literature
  • Word study
  • Reading
  • Written expression
  • Handwriting in cursive
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Exploration of syntax
  • Exposure to reference skills

Math

  • Counting
  • Addtion
  • Substraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Memorization
  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Currency

Music

  • Steady beat
  • Music appreciation (major composers and their work)
  • Instruments of the orchestra
  • Singing and developing practicing techniques
  • Choral performing

Physical Education

  • Balls
  • Tricycles
  • Scooters
  • Hoops
  • Balance beam
  • Parallel bars
  • Turning bar
  • Tumbling
  • Simple dances
  • Mini trampoline
  • Locomotor skills

Science

  • Classification of living and non-living
  • The language of science

Social Studies

  • Concepts of globe and map
  • Exposure to land and water forms
  • Telling time
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Exposure to other cultures
  • Citizenship and community
  • Exposure to holidays and influential people throughout history
  • Learning names and locations of continents, countries and states

Spanish

  • CDS Spanish teacher teaches in every Pre-K/K class every day
  • Counting
  • Colors
  • Singing
  • Reading a book
  • Writing with movable alphabet
  • Writing on paper
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Literature
  • Exposure to other cultures
  • Exposure to holiday’s and influential people throughout history

Where Learning Meets Life

Even students this young are learning to collaborate by working on projects that are designed for more than one student to use at a time.

Older students in the class develop a sense of social responsibility when they sit with and read to the younger children as they get ready to take naps.

Students extend their understanding of math and measurement when they bake snacks from scratch for their peers each day.

Countryside Programs

We offer a continuous program from 16 months through 8th grade — inculding an all year program option for Pre-K/K and elementary school. LEARN MORE

TODDLER — Ages 16 mos.-3yrs

PRE-K/K — Ages 3-6

LOWER ELEMENTARY — Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3

UPPER ELEMENTARY — Ages 9-12, Grades 4-6

MIDDLE SCHOOL — Ages 12-14, Grades 7-8

SUMMER PROGRAMS — Ages 16 mos.-12 yrs., Toddler-Grade 6

ALL YEAR FULL DAY — Ages 3-12, Grades Pre-K/K-Grade 6