Preschool Programs

For 3 – 5 year olds

We offer two alternative Preschool programs: a Full Program and an Afternoon Program. The Full Program has an increase in hours in the child’s second and optional third year while the Afternoon Program hours remain constant for each year the child attends.

The Full Program

We have three Full Program groups. The session times are:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 12 noon (3, 4 and 5 year olds)
  • Extended Day additional hours*:
    • 2nd year preschool children (4 year olds) – 12 noon until 2.30pm for 2 days
    • 3rd year preschool children (5 year olds) – 12 noon until 2.30pm for 4 days

* Participation in Extended Day is subject to the Montessori Director’s assessment of the child’s readiness for the additional hours.

The Afternoon Program

There is one Afternoon Program group. The session times are:

  • Monday to Thursday 12.30 pm to 4.15 pm (3, 4 and 5 year olds)

The objectives of the Preschool Programs

As with our Early Learners’ programs, our Preschool programs also provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment where the children can follow their natural tendency to work and learn. The objectives of the program are:

  • To foster a love of learning
  • To further develop and consolidate the child’s independence
  • To practice life skills, critical thinking and problem solving;
  • To help develop concentration and self-regulation through engagement in purposeful work
  • To introduce the child to mathematical concepts in a concrete form
  • To help develop spoken and written language skills
  • To increase the child’s awareness of the natural and social world
  • To provide the opportunity for creativity and self-expression
  • To further develop physical co-ordination and manual dexterity
Learn more about Our Curriculum