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Harmony Montessori School

A home based preschool and kindergarten program serving children ages 2 1/2 – 6

Preschool

Children ages 2 1/2 – 4 years old who will nap in the afternoon.

Jr. Kindergarten

Children who turn 5 during the school year are eligible to participate in the afternoon kindergarten class unless they still have a physical need for a nap.

Kindergarten

Children aged 5 by Sept 30th are officially considered kindergarten students by Prince William County standards. These children are highly encouraged to attend school for five full days a week (8:30-3:30). The afternoon kindergarten class (1-3pm) is a special time for 5 and 6 year old students to receive extra individual attention and advanced lessons.

 

Meet our Staff

Here at Harmony Montessori School we believe that a superior early childhood education begins with superior educators. Our teachers are certified by the American Montessori Society and are fully dedicated to awakening each child’s full potential academically, socially and emotionally. Lead Teacher Kaylin Allen has over 12+ years of hands on experience as a Certified Montessori teacher, successfully practicing and applying the Montessori methodology. In parallel to guiding the student Kaylin works closely with parents on observations and recommendation for students progress.

HMS Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a complete and authentic Montessori preschool and kindergarten program where each child is nurtured and respected as a unique individual with a limitless potential. This is done in a prepared and academically rich environment that encourages the child to explore and guide their own education at their own pace and by their natural curiosity.

We believe:

Curriculum

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Harmony Montessori School’s preschool and kindergarten program is based on a whole child approach to education and the concept of an ‘absorbent mind’. The child’s mind is quite different from that of an adult and during the first six years of life it has the phenomenal ability to soak up everything in the environment. Through our carefully prepared Montessori environment children are able to guide their own learning through hands-on experience. Children spend each work period moving freely from one learning activity to the next guided by a specially trained teacher and their own curiosity. They are able to choose activities that are self-correcting and increasingly more difficult as they progress. Our curriculum is completely academic, although not in the traditional sense of the word. The purposeful learning materials are designed to excite and entice the children in way that feels completely natural. The children are free to learn and explore at their own pace, without pressure from the teacher or their peers. Our mixed aged classroom further supports our goal of a non-competitive and holistic learning environment. Each step in this academic process reinforces a positive attitude, self-motivation, and a growing sense of self-confidence.

Practical Life

The practical life materials allow children to master real life challenges and are designed
to assist children in developing independence, concentration, coordination, confidence
and fine motor skills. These lessons range in difficulty from basic skills such as learning
to use a spoon and advance to complex lessons such as learning how to sew. These
lessons lay a foundation for all further learning in the Montessori classroom.

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Sensorial activities help children to develop their five senses. By developing their senses
children are given the key to understanding and classifying the world around them. The
children will learn to discriminate order, size, shape, color, sound, texture and smell. This
understanding of order and pattern is also necessary for a foundation in mathematical
thinking. These materials provide infinite possibilities for creativity and future
mathematical work.

language

The young child is naturally immersed in developing language and effortlessly links
sounds, symbols and rhythms from their environment. Oral language acquired since birth
is further elaborated and refined through a variety of activities such as songs, games,
poems, stories and classified language cards. Phonics is introduced using simple
sandpaper letters as children learn the letter sounds and the proper formation of the letter
symbols. Soon the child is using a moveable alphabet to link these letters together to
make words, then sentences and eventually whole stories. Montessori children first
develop the fine motor skills necessary for writing through their work with the practical
life and sensorial materials. Through work with the language materials children add to
these skills and find themselves eager to refine their handwriting. Children who are
becoming fluent in reading progress into learning grammar rules, sentence structure, parts
of speech and using their reading to research various topics.

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The children’s understanding of numbers and basic mathematic operations such as
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division emerge from using materials such as
graded rods, colored beads, sandpaper numbers and counters which allow the student to
visualize the abstraction of numbers. The same is done through work with the golden
beads as the children learn to preform operations within the decimal system (ones, tens,
hundreds, and thousands). All of the math lessons progress from concrete to abstract and
the children are never asked to simply memorize facts. Memorization happens naturally
though concrete repetition. Advanced lessons in telling time, fractions, square roots and
other concepts are available for children who are ready.

cultural

Lessons in history, geography, science, art and music are all classified as cultural studies
and are an integral part of the Montessori curriculum. Our youngest students are taught to
think globally as they come to understand that they are citizens of the planet Earth. The
children use puzzle maps to learn the seven continents, the oceans, and the countries of
the world. They also enjoy using the puzzle maps as guides to creating their own maps.
They are exposed to different cultures and holidays to further enrich their study.
Scientific thought is developed through exercises in observation and classification. Art is
explored through free and open-ended projects where children are encouraged to use their
creativity. Art appreciation is also explored by classifying different works of art.

 

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Enrollment Plans

  • 2, 3 or 5
  • Full Days
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  • 8:30am – 3:30pm
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  • 2, 3 or 5
  • Half Days
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  • 8:30am – 1:00pm
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  • 2, 3 or 5
  • Before or After School Care
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  • Before School 7:00am – 8:30am
  • After School 3:30pm – 6:00pm
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6585 Davis Ford Rd Manassas Va 20111

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