Program Descriptions

Toddler Program

Ages: 18-36 months
8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The toddler room is a home-like environment where children can have a peaceful and loving introduction to Montessori school. Children develop self confidence as they learn to function independently within a prepared Montessori-like environment. They develop both fine motor and large motor skills by using the carefully chosen classroom materials. They learn social skills in an enriching atmosphere of understanding, respect, and support. Toddlers are very sensitive to learning language, so we expand their growing vocabularies with songs, stories, poems, art, and an abundance of stimulating activities.

Morning Primary Program

Ages: 2 ½- 6
8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
In a Montessori classroom, children experience an environment that encourages independence, discovery, respect for others, and unlimited opportunities to learn. Their lessons include practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language arts, and cultural activities. The Montessori teaching materials translate concepts into beautiful, inviting, and self-correcting activities that nourish what Maria Montessori called the “absorbent mind” of the child. The morning includes a snack and a group activity as well as ample time for individual exploration.

Bambini Program

Ages: 2 ½- 5
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Bambini program offers nurturing afternoon care for children who are enrolled in the morning Montessori program. Children in the Bambini program eat lunch in a family-like setting and then have a rest time. If time allows, they may return to the Montessori classroom after resting.

Extended Day Primary Program

Ages: 5-6
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
At or about the age of 5, children become part of the extended day program. After completing their morning session, the extended day children eat lunch and then enjoy a 30-minute outdoor play time. Afternoons include advanced Montessori lessons and other enriching classes such as gym, music, and Spanish.

Elementary Program

Grades 1-6
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The elementary program is called “Cosmic Education” because the curriculum truly encompasses the entire universe. In the elementary classroom the child builds skills and discovers new concepts while exploring areas of individual interest. This open-ended learning takes place in an environment characterized by enthusiasm, cooperation and respect. Enriching subjects such as music, gym, environmental education, Spanish, and art are included in the elementary program.

For more information on New World’s curriculum, please contact Priscilla at 414-351-6000 or