"Play is the work of the child"- Maria Montessori
Research shows that children that regularly practice a musical instrument before age seven show higher levels of cognitive development in certain areas. We feel that playing a musical instrument enriches our lives and development in many ways. Beau Vinci Violins is sponsoring violin classes for our students beginning at age 4, so be sure to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and enroll your child today.
Based on a building block system, each of our Amazing Athletes Programs take the time to carefully break down and teach the basic fundamentals and mechanics of nine different sports:
No other children’s sport and fitness program is better able to utilize the movements of sports in a way that helps children to meet, master, and exceed their motor development milestones. Also, since all of our classes are taught in a group setting we are able to incorporate lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, and selfconfidence. Most importantly, we teach each child at his or her own pace. By allowing children to build their skills at their own comfort level, they become accustomed to sports and fitness in a natural way that will benefit them throughout adolescence and stick with them into adulthood.
Classes are 30 minutes in length (National Association for Sports & Physical Education recommendation). Every child constantly has a ball.Happy Feet uses nursery rhymes, songs, stories and fun games with a soccer ball to maximize motor skill development. Two and three year olds love acting out nursery rhymes and songs. Four and five year olds have a blast with stories and fun games. The Happy Feet ball is called “Bob the Bobcat”! Kids love taming their “Bobcat”!
Arts & Language
Ms Rodica Ceapa has been involved in Montessori education since 1998. She is a Primary and Elementary guide and a multi-media artist
She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics as well as an International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy in Early Childhood ( from3 to 6 years of age ) from Montessori Center International, London, Uk also an AMI International Diploma for Elementary School ( from 6 to 12 years of age) Her Elementary training was received under Baiba Krumins Grazzini at C.I.S.M. Bergamo, Italy.
With more than 18 years of Montessori experience she enjoys opening up the imagination and creativity of her students. Teaching Art , she helps the children develop “an eye that sees, a hand that obeys and a soul that feels” and is so rewarding when she sees the delight on her students faces as they become young artists.
Ms. Rodica has a strong interest in Foreign Languages and many years of experience teaching French and Italian for Primary and Elementary levels.
STEM by Dr. Rashidi
Scholars ages 4 to 12 are introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Our STEM programs:
- Help children build problem solving skills
- Encourage kids to discover how things work
- Increase kids’ desire to explore engineering as a career option
- Motivate kids to learn math and science concepts by engaging them in real-world engineering problems.
Dance Adventures is a preschool dance and creative movement program. Their Dancers focus on a variety of styles throughout the year and we always encourage your little dancer to discover the magic within themselves! Dance Adventures uses Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Urban/Hip Hop to teach your child the fundamentals of dancing.
All children enjoy Dance Adventures’ creative and FUN approach to dance and are excited about going to class every week! Our certified instructors love working with kids and are ready to help your dancer discover the Magic within themselves! We use our proprietary Healthy Habits curriculum to help fight against childhood obesity.
Body & Mind
Karate Classes offered by PKSA Karate
Give your child an edge by enrolling them in Karate Class. This program teach gross motor skills, fine motor skills, listening positions, discipline, and many other life skills while having fun in a nurturing environment.
- Get your child involved in the only activity that can change their lives and empower them to have a successful future.
- Help increase their physical conditioning through our fun and exciting fitness program.
- Provide children with a positive role model to help influence “positive thinking”
Our program will increase your child’s self-confidence, discipline, and self-esteem. He/she will be taught child awareness, prevention, and effective self-defense techniques. In addition, we provide lots of fun and games to assist in keeping your child excited and interested. http://pksa.com Karate Enrollment Form
Yoga offered to children in elementary
Yoga is an ancient science which helps to create health and well-being by building awareness, strength, and flexibility in both mind and body. Yoga is an egalitarian practice, bestowing its benefits on every practitioner, regardless of his or her physical abilities. Yoga postures, or asanas, are practiced by people of all ages and in many different states of health and fitness. Practitioners have been long been attesting to the benefits of yoga including stress and pain relief, improved circulation and digestion, better body alignment, increased concentration, deeper, more relaxed breathing, and a sense of well-being and inner peace. The question is: does yoga hold these benefits for children as well? the answer is Yes, and more!