Children’s House Program
Our daughter has been going to Sunstone for 3 years and just graduated kindergarten. She is so supported emotionally, socially, and academically. The Guides are wonderful. We couldn’t ask for a more nurturing environment. And I love that she is learning fractions in kindergarten! We have enrolled her here for the 1st grade and plan on staying through elementary school. – Sunstone Parent
Ages 3-6 Years
September – June
8:00am – 3:00pm
Extended afternoon care is available 3:00-5:00pm, five days a week.
Winter and spring break care and our summer program are also available.
Maria Montessori’s first classroom was called the ‘Casa de Bambini,’ or ‘Children’s House.’ Today, Children’s Houses worldwide are mixed-age classrooms for children between the ages of three and six years old.
Montessori observed that these young children are concrete, sensorial learners with a seemingly limitless capacity to absorb and internalize the world around them.
The classroom environment is prepared with a wealth of materials and activities to meet this capacity.
There are exercises of practical life, from washing tables to sewing, which develop concentration, engagement, focus, order, control of movement, and independence.
Sensorial materials, such as the pink tower, help children sequence, clarify, and classify information, and refine their senses by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening to, and exploring their environment.
Language and mathematics materials such as the moveable alphabet and the golden beads introduce concepts in a way that makes intuitive sense and invites repetition moving towards deep mastery.
Art, geography, and music activities spring from the same philosophy, providing for hands-on, open exploration.
Inside the Montessori Children’s House
Schedule a Virtual Visit
We are enrolling and although we are not able to schedule tours in-person right now, we would love to meet you, discuss your interests, and share Sunstone with you. Please schedule a virtual visit with Cathy Newman, Head of School, to learn more about what we have to offer and ask any questions you may have.
We look forward to sharing Sunstone with you!