Montessori Early School

Montessori Early School

A child’s early years – from birth to six – is the period when he or she has the greatest capacity to learn and the greatest appetite for knowledge.

It is what we, as adults, do during these critical years that lay the foundations for all of their future learning, including their sense of themselves, their confidence, self-esteem, respect and interest in the people and world around them. We truly are educating them for life.

The Montessori method is an enormously powerful, confidence-building approach to early education that focuses on a child’s immense capacity to absorb information when learning is driven by his or her own curiosity.

Our Montessori curriculum focuses on key developmental milestones in children between the ages of two and five-years-old.

  • Younger children (ages 2-3) focus on gaining independence, large motor control, and early language and communication skills.
  • Primary students (ages 3-4)  build concentration, coordination, organization, and independence through repeated, sequential Practical Life activities in preparation for future academic work.
  • Older students (ages 5-6) begin to make connections between concrete and abstract concepts through the use of specialized didactic materials and meaningful learning experiences.

Charlotte Prep’s preschool is based on Montessori principles because we believe this is the most successful method to teach young children and the most effective way to enable them to reach their full potential.

Studies comparing outcomes of children educated at Montessori preschools with children who attended traditional preschool programs indicate that Montessori preschool curriculums lead to significant advantages in academic and social skills upon entering elementary school.

Our teachers are degree-educated and Montessori certified. We are members of the American Montessori Society and follow its guidelines as a basis for our program. Our preschool is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

View our Montessori Early School Virtual Information Session Video.


Review our Montessori curriculum map here.

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