PRIMARY COMMUNITY 3 – 6 years old
The Primary Community is a multi-aged preschool and kindergarten program. During this full cycle of 3-4 years, children are guided towards the acquisition of social, emotional, intellectual and practical skills that foster self-care, self-confidence and independence. Children begin this program at approximately 2 ½ years old and stay in the program until they are approximately 6 ½ years old. It is during this period that the child acquires skills and knowledge at a rate that is never again seen in his or her lifetime.
The class environment is carefully prepared to encourage movement, sensorial exploration and independence. The children are introduced to progressively challenging activities in practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics and culture. Most lessons are given individually, allowing children to progress at their own pace and leave the program with refined concentration skills, self-confidence, and a love of learning.