Dr. Maria Montessori believed that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts but rather to cultivate the child’s own natural desire to learn. The Transition Program at Heartland Montessori Academy is designed for children between the ages of 3-4 years old.
Children choose their work independently as a result of their curiosity and interest. Independence is an integral part of the program. The program involves the introduction to reading, writing, basic math, geography, and science skills. In keeping true to the Montessori philosophy, the students also participate in daily practical life activities which enhance their coordination and concentration which will engage all their five senses. This holistic approach focuses on the whole child to foster optimal growth and development.