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Children’s House: Early Childhood Program Description

Ages three to six years

Our Children’s House program is dedicated to providing individualized, progressive, and developmentally appropriate curricula that are designed to enhance each child’s natural love of learning, independence, and self-discipline. Our approach focuses on the whole child and is designed to promote and optimize intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development.

This program is based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in addition to current research on child development and educational methodologies. Central to the Montessori philosophy is the notion that young children possess an innate drive to explore and learn about their world through systematically and purposefully investigating their environment.

Dr. Montessori observed that children of this age best acquire knowledge through physically interacting with objects. Consequently, she developed an assortment of unique and precisely-designed materials. These materials are designed to convey particular universal concepts related to relevant learning objectives for this age child. Our classrooms are well-equipped with these traditional Montessori manipulatives in addition to many teacher-produced supplemental materials.

Whereas the children are given the freedom to choose their work and to pursue their interests in as much depth as they need, they are also carefully guided to ensure that they are receiving a balanced exposure to all areas of the curriculum. Each child progresses through a traditional three-part curriculum consisting of practical life, sensorial, and academic or intellectual education, which includes mathematics, language, science, and cultural studies such as art, geography, and music.

In addition to the standard curriculum, we also offer special elective classes in sign language, physical activity, music, and Spanish. Because of the inherent advantage of learning a foreign language at this age, each of our Early Childhood classrooms receives two Spanish classes each week from a native Spanish speaker in addition to supplemental lessons throughout the week.

Modified Schedule

In response to health concerns caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the school is temporarily closed.

Our anticipated opening date is May 18. Please visit the headings below for more information.

News & Updates
Latest news related to our COVID-19 closure

Frequently Asked Questions
General FAQs

Distance Learning
Links to our online educational resources and classes

Prospective Families
We are currently offering tours via phone and Zoom conference. Please email us at or call (919) 303-3636 between 9am and 1pm to arrange a time!

We look forward to seeing everyone in person soon!

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are working as if I did not exist.” – Dr. Maria Montessori