For the Primary aged child (2+ to 6 years), we foster the process of self-creation by providing an environment in which the child can develop independently at his or her own pace while still gaining those social, physical, intellectual and emotional skills needed to function at best in society. It is composed of all the didactic materials developed by Maria Montessori with additional supplemental materials, music, art and language components. Montessori believed that all children carry within them the person they are to become. For them to develop to their utmost potential, freedom to choose activities within an environment especially designed to help them fulfill their needs is essential. One World’s Primary Program provides such an environment, making accessible materials that allow the child to interact with as many aspects of the world as possible, scaled down to his/her size. The materials often contain within them a control of error so the child can self-correct without adult intervention. The children learn through doing, experiencing the joy of individual discovery and mastery on their own terms, at their own speed. An essential aspect of Montessori Education is developing awareness of the interrelatedness of all life and humanity’s responsibilities toward it. This is addressed on the Primary level through exposure to the different forms of life and caring for their needs. Children also participate in a peace education program, learning to listen actively, communicate positively, and create compromise and solutions.

Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 am Children in classroom helping to set up
8:30 – 9 Children outside, or in the classroom working
9 – 11 Work time
11 – 12 pm Circle time
12 Half-day children go home
12 – 1 Lunch and clean up
1 – 2 Story and outside time. Nappers to nap room until 3 pm.
2 – 3 Afternoon work time
3 School day children go home
3 – 3:30 Play time outside
3:30 – 4 Snack
4 – 6 Inside activities, art projects, story time, circle, etc.
6 School closes

More information about this program:

  • Primary I and II classrooms are at the Leigh location. Primary III and IV classrooms are at the Foxworthy location.
  • Tuition and Fees for this program can be found here.