Our Casas offer a Mixed Age Environment to Develop Coordination, Concentration, and Knowledge-Based Skills at Competitive Prices
Age-appropriate materials with mixed age benefits
A “Casa” is a “house” in Italian- Maria Montessori’s native language. Preschool Rooms in Montessories are often called Children Houses or Casas as a nod to it’s founder. And a house or home is very much what we try to create with our mixed age classrooms. Younger children, specifically those ages 3 to 4, benefit most when learning from one another rather than an instructor. Through observation, age-appropriate materials, and self-paced learning, preschoolers are able to develop skills, learn appropriate behavior, and understand appropriate classroom conduct.
Peer modeling that propels development
The Montessori method of teaching promotes feedback as reinforcement and motivation for future development. In a mixed age classroom environment, preschoolers model older students to better their skills. By working individually and in partners or teams, preschoolers learn to work together to accomplish tasks.
Our exclusive, Montessori materials are designed specifically for our preschool classrooms. By working with these materials, students will learn:
- Match concepts
- Preparation for reading and writing
- Aesthetic concepts
- Sensorial concepts
Children thrive by further establishing their independence and by learning about nutrition, manners, positive learning and social habits, and how to care for both themselves and their environment. This better prepares them for future growth either in our kindergarten program or elsewhere.
For over 20 years, we’ve served the Eden Prairie community with part-time and all day preschool as well as a multicultural environment where children can learn Spanish as a second language. Our Casas each include 1 Montessori instructor and 2 assistant teachers, along with 24 preschool and Kindergarten students.
To schedule a tour of our facility and learn more about our Casas, contact us at 952-944-8466. We look forward to welcoming your preschooler and the rest of your family into our community!
COMPETITIVE RATES PLUS THE MONTESSORI METHOD — YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU CALLED US!