Programs Introduction.

Inquiring parents will notice some core differences in Montessori programming versus a traditional approach. One of these is the multi-age classroom. At A Children’s Habitat you will find classrooms representative of a 3-year cycle, beginning at 18 months of age and continuing through age 12 (traditional Grade 6). Our toddler program begins at 18 months through age 3 where the child then moves to a primary program from age 3 to age six. From there, the student transitions to lower elementary for age 6 to age 9 and then to upper elementary from age 9 to age 12.

In each of these programs, parents are quick to notice a much different classroom feel. Teachers are not in the front of a room and children are not lined in rows of desks. Instead, our classrooms have a busy hum that is relatively quiet in comparison. This is because students begin and end their day together before individually dispersing to complete works on their own. Our guides (our teachers) will work with students to present new materials (lessons) and check in or problem-solve with children as they work, but they will largely fill a role of observation.

This is possible because our skilled and trained educators have established, maintained and utilized a prepared environment prior to and throughout the school day. The classroom is set in a way that facilitates independence and a culture of work, taking into account the psychological characteristics of the children involved. This act inspires and directs a community of learning that meets the needs of the children it serves.

We invite you to dive deeper into the programs themselves and the classrooms. Come see us in action!



Virtual Tour Outdoor
Virtual Tour Toddler
Virtual Tour North Primary
Virtual Tour South Primary
Virtual Tour Lower Elementary
Virtual Tour Upper Elementary



MONTESSORI MYTH: Montessori students do whatever they want.FACT: It's true—Montessori students don't have to stick with the heard, and teachers aren't asked to teach to the middle of the heard either. Open-ended materials and projects allow for a lot of independent learning. Students are encouraged to get curious, try something new, and work at a pace that allows concepts to really sink in. These habits take time to develop and as they do, students don’t just walk through their education, they fly!Our open house is today from 1-3 PM. Come see how we can help your child soar!
MONTESSORI MYTH: Montessori schools focus on common sense and life skills not academic excellence.FACT: Montessori builds a lifelong foundation for learning. For example, when a student begins algebra, they know how it's useful *and* they know how to do it. By understanding purpose and value in the world, students hone a natural curiosity to understand the significance. What does this mean academically? A strong drive to continue learning and big retention rates for what has been learned. That's the Montessori science.Come tour our world this Saturday, February 10, from 1-3 PM.
MONTESSORI MYTH: Montessori programs don't believe in celebrating holidays.FACT: At Habitat, we love learning about different cultures and belief systems. Holidays offer a natural, inclusive opportunity to discover something new, try new things, and learn about our friends. Here we celebrate each other, together.Want to learn more? Join us February 10, from 1-3 PM for our Spring Open House.
How would you caption this photo? #springisintheair🌷 #toddlerteammates🤘 #habitatkids
We are so excited and proud to welcome everyone to our Fall Open House this Saturday from 1pm until 3 pm.
Tour our indoor and outdoor classrooms in the beautiful weather while you meet and mingle with some of our staff and parents. We look forward to meeting you!