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The major curriculum areas at Creative Montessori Learning Center are:

  • PRACTICAL LIFE Activities designed to teach self-confidence, independence, order and coordination. Children do exercises related to daily life, such as pouring, sweeping, and cleaning.

  • SENSORIAL Activities in which children learn to use their five senses (sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste) to perceive and understand the world round them. Materials include concrete materials such as cylinder blocks, pink tower, color tablets, etc.

  • MATH Activities designed to teach children to order their environment. Materials include number rods, spindle boxes, ten boards and golden bead material.

  • LANGUAGE ARTS Children acquire language and writing skills through pattern recognition, sounds, and syllables. They also gain appreciation of literature through reading and story telling.

  • SCIENCE Designed to make the child aware of law, order and beauty in nature. Children observe, classify natural phenomena such as flowers, birds, trees, and stars.

  • SOCIAL STUDIES Activities that introduce children to the community of man and its needs. Children gain interest and respect for different groups by learning about differences in language, food, clothing and social customs. Materials include books, dolls, and cultural artifacts.

  • GEOGRAPHY Children develop knowledge of landforms, location of countries and regions. Materials include maps made of puzzles, paper, and models such as globes.

  • ART Activities that encourage the child to express her own ideas through various media. Develop cutting, drawing, painting and construction skills heighten awareness of color, texture, form, space, size and line.

  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION Although physical education does not have an assigned area in the classroom.

  • MUSIC Children learn discrimination of pitch, volume, rhythm through singing and listening activities in the classroom. The school also engages a music teacher who concentrates on voice and discrimination of pitch, volume, etc.

  • The curriculum at CMLC does not include religious worship or training.
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