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 Group Tours available March 2017
*Strode Montessori Preschool is currently full for the 2017-2018 school year.  Parents are welcome to apply to be on our wait-list by downloading our application from the link below and submitting the $100 application fee. 

Contact Kelsey at kelsey@strodemontessori.com if you would like to be added to our tour list for March 2018. 

For an application, click here. Print it out and mail it in with the $100 application fee to: 810 Richards Street Suite 124, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Strode Montessori’s Preschool Program:

Strode Montessori’s preschool program provides a rigorous education that is carefully designed to meet each child’s individual needs.  We ignite the child’s sense of wonder and curiosity in order to create a passion for learning.  In addition to our academic curriculum, we provide an education that teaches to the child as a whole.  We strive to provide learning opportunities that allow the child to understand their unique purpose and relationship to the world around them.  Please see below for more specific objectives for each of our subjects: 

Practical Life:

 Refines the child’s senses of order, concentration, coordination, and independence by developing fine and gross motor skills.  This is done by practicing life skills such as pouring water, buttoning a button, and using a ratchet to unscrew a bolt.  The practical life activities, or “jobs”, are divided into the following categories:  care of self, care of the environment, grace and courtesy, and control of movement. 

Sensorial: 

Develops the five senses in order to discriminate sizes, textures, smells, tastes, noises and colors.  These skills develop the concrete understanding necessary for math, language, art, cosmic, and music. Sensorial materials include sorting by height or width, sorting by color, and matching sound cylinders.  Each material isolates one specific sense, allowing the child to concentrate on slight differences in the materials in order to match or sort them. 

 Language: 

Allows children to make meaningful connections to sound and symbols using the sandpaper letters.  Children are introduced to the sound of the letters, and after, the name of them, while tracing the sandpaper letters in order to develop an understanding of the sound-symbol correspondence.  Children then move on to the movable alphabet, where they can use wooden letters to create words.  The language area also gives children the chance to refine their fine-motor skills by tracing with the metal insets in order to develop the skills necessary to write.  

Mathematics: 

Provides a deep understanding of mathematical concepts building from the concrete foundations from the sensorial materials, moving to more abstract ideas.  Our math lessons and materials use manipulatives that allow the children to see, feel, and experience mathematical concepts such as quantities, numerals and mathematical operations. 

Cosmic: 

Our Peace AreaProvides geography, history, and science lessons as well as peace education.  Geography  lessons give children a sense of place as they learn about how they relate to their family, school, community, state, country, world, and universe.  History lessons provide an understanding of the passing of time as it relates to our universe, our planet, our country, state, community, family, and self.  Science lessons give children the opportunity to explore and classify animals and plants.  Children also participate in experiments that introduce the concepts of gravity,  light, magnetism, and simple machines.  We also provide peace education in all areas of the classroom by developing respect of ourselves, our environment, and others, as well as teaching positive and peaceful communication skills. 

 Art: 

Provides children the opportunity to create artwork using skills learned in the practical life area.  Teachers provide lessons on furthering artistic skills such as understanding the color wheel in order to make new colors, shading, cutting paper with scissors, and using different mediums to allow the children to participate in academic projects as well as spontaneous, inspired artwork.  

Music and Movement: 

Allows children to express themselves through music and movement as well as making a meaningful connection to their brain and their body. Children also develop a sense of rhythm, order and  sequence used for reading and writing skills.