Our Montessori program is enriched by the addition of performance and fine arts, music, yoga, American Sign Language and Spanish. Lessons are carefully prepared to inspire and excite the children with the goal of fostering confidence, creativity, imagination, and playfulness.
Art: Art is all around our classroom! Students are encouraged to draw, paint, create collages, mold clay and other open-ended activities devoted to fun and free expression. Classroom walls are adorned with works of art from the great Masters and the children are proud to see their own work in between the likes of VanGogh and Rembrandt. Formal art lessons are offered once a week
Performance Arts: Children love to perform and are given lots of opportunities at Stepping Stones. Every child feels like a star!
Music: Playful harmonies, finger plays, puppetry, percussion instruments, and more make up our music program. Simple to complex songs are learned and culminate in several presentations for parents over the course of the school year.
Yoga: Yoga fosters balance and flexibility, concentration and physical awareness and is a favorite activity at Stepping Stones! Children bend into trees, roar like lions, and become as still as majestic mountains.
American Sign Language: It's not news that signing with babies can help them communicate before they can talk, but it's a more recent trend to use sign language with older kids. Experts say that teaching children this age the signs for words and the alphabet can help with letter recognition and build their vocabulary. Kids just think it's fun.
Spanish: Simple vocabulary and basic opposites create the foundation for more complex phrases and sentences in Spanish. Students will learn to count to 30, recognize and pronounce days of the week and months of the year, and communicate well enough to make a new friend in a Spanish-speaking country. Once learned, Spanish songs and poems are recited with great enthusiasm and pride!