The aim of the Amarillo Montessori Academy Bridge program is to assist children as they prepare for the Early Childhood class. The focus is on self -control, potty training and sitting on the line.
In a Montessori bridge environment, children develop feelings of support, security, and self esteem. Children are guided toward appropriate behaviors through a non-judgmental atmosphere that offers consistency; children come to understand the balance between freedom and limits.
The certified Montessori teachers guide the children’s learning in all areas of the Montessori environment: practical life, sensorial, math, language, science and cultural. The approach is the same as in an early childhood classroom, but the ratios are lower allowing the child to adjust more readily to the environment.
Our bridge classes incorporate the “High Reach” curriculum into their daily schedule along with the traditional Montessori materials. While the classrooms are rich in materials that promote expanding language, this curriculum allows us to share our curriculum with the parents. “High Reach” provides a take-home packet every month so that parents can collaborate with the teacher by using the same rhymes, songs, stories and vocabulary pictures at home.