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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

Age-appropriate Materials with Mixed Age Benefits

A “Casa” is a “house” in Italian- Maria Montessori’s native language. Preschool Rooms in Montessori centers are often referred to as a Children’s House or Casa as a nod to its 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.

Montessori Preschooler participating in a practical life exercise Our exclusive, Montessori materials are designed specifically for our preschool classrooms. By working with these materials, students will learn:


Coordination

Control

Concentration

Movement

Match concepts

Preparation for reading and writing

Aesthetic concepts

Sensorial concepts

Geography

Science

Music


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.


Schedule a tour of our Casas in Eden Prairie


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!

Our Preschool (Casa) Program Team

Ms Miranda – Casa 1 Lead Guide

Ms. Tanna – Casa 2 Lead Guide

Tanna first joined us in May of 2014. During the 2017-2018 school year she completed the Primary Montessori Diploma at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota and returned to us in June of 2018 to lead the Casa 2 classroom! Tanna has additional education in both biochemistry and psychology. She has two children- a son and daughter- and is married to her husband Mike. She speaks Navajo and is learning Spanish! Her love of animals and insects is apparent in her classroom and home with all her pets, but don’t expect to an ant farm! It’s the one insect she hates!

Fun Fact: Tanna grew up in Arizona without running water or electricity.

Ms Shyami – Casa Lead Guide

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