Sugar Mill Montessori School focuses on critical early learning years: from infants up to age 6. These early years are some of the most critical in a child’s life in terms of their social, language and intellectual development.
A key tenet of the Montessori method is that it optimizes the “window of opportunity” for learning: sensitive periods when a certain ability or interest in a subject manifests itself. The child can choose from a variety of materials, and work with them for as long as he or she chooses, satisfying that need in their developmental stage where they are completely absorbed in the activity.
Sugar Mill Montessori is divided into three programs:
- Infants (3 months to 17 months)
- Toddlers (18 months to 3 years)
- Early Childhood (3 to 6 years)
Each of these programs focuses on the developmental stages critical to that particular age group.
Infants: 3 months to 17 months
More than a daycare, Sugar Mill Montessori in Sugar Land provides a safe, nurturing environment as well as stimulating activities that meet your infant’s developmental needs. Our loving and caring staff treats every child as a special, unique personality, working closely with parents to create an individualized care program. Enrichment activities such as songs, stories and games meet developmental needs and cultivates gross motor, social, and language skills.
Toddlers: 18 months to 3 years
The toddler program introduces socialization skills to the young child, and is the first introduction to the multi-age group that is the cornerstone of the Montessori approach. The prepared Montessori environment and attentive and caring staff stimulate the child with beautiful materials and activities that encourage both independent learning and small group interactions.
Early Childhood: 3 to 6 years
The Montessori classroom is a multi-age environment where the child stays in one classroom for 3 years. The older children mentor the younger ones, and it also allows the child to learn at their own pace. The room is divided into different areas, including math, language, science, art, and practical life, where children use real-life implements that teach them not only fine and gross motor skills, such as cutting and washing, but they learn social skills and sharing when they offer the apples or carrots they have chopped to their classmates.