Infant Program

6 weeks – 15 months

A nurturing environment concentrating on physical care and sensory/motor development.

Toddler Program

15-24 Months

Orientation to the structure/order concept of a Montessori environment.

2-3 Yr Old Program

18-36 Months

Introduction to the Montessori teaching materials, toilet training, and preparation for the social and
academic experiences offered in Preschool.

Preschool Program

3-6 Years Old

Complete Montessori environment emphasizing refinement of movement and academic growth.

Enrichment Program

5-6 Years Old

Prepares your child for the transition into a traditional classroom setting, engages and inspires students to seek life-long learning by offering continuing inspirational teaching and a focused curriculum.

Welcome to Parkview Montessori – Mt Prospect

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Park View Montessori School, located in Mt. Prospect in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs, strives to create an enriched environment so children are inspired to reach their highest potential using the Montessori philosophy of education. This fosters a strong sense of community and respect for self, others, and the environment, which builds a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of learning.

A Montessori environment is a community in miniature.  The children are expected to follow the rules established in that community.  This is not always an easy task for a pre-schooler. At this age, children believe that they are the center of the universe and everything revolves around their wishes and whims.  When they enter the Montessori environment, they quickly discover that they have to sublimate their wants and desires to those of the larger group.  In this way, they begin learning the important lessons of self-control, sharing, and good citizenship.

A child’s mind is their greatest gift to mankind.  Let Park View Montessori provide your child with the necessary tools to develop it to its fullest potential.

Parkview Montessori Goals

Order

Your child experiences an environment that is prepared with everything needed to develop orderly work habits, fostering task analysis, problem solving and decision making.

Concentration

Your child’s attention span will broaden and deepen, supporting good study habits.

Coordination

Your child will prepare the hand for writing and train the eye for reading. Large motor activities promote strength and grace.

Independence

Your child will learn to work without needing constant adult supervision. Self-sufficiency develops with everyday tasks like fastening clothes and preparing snacks.

Responsibility

Your child will have daily opportunities to learn about the importance of following through on choices and working on an activity to its conclusion. Experience leads to contributing to the community and helping others as needed.

Socialization:

Your child will have abundant opportunities to meet, interact, and make friends, and practice the skills that enable successful social give and take.

Academic Growth

Your child’s interactions with the environment encourage the development of vocabulary and reading skills, and the formation of math concepts.

Emotional Stability

Your child’s experiences lead to self-knowledge and a strong self-concept.

Self Control

Your child will develop inner discipline and composure.

Areas of Environment

Practical Living

Real life water activities like Dish Washing, Small Muscle Manipulative Exercises, Art, Individual Snack, and Line Time.


Sensorial

Material and activities developed by Dr. Montessori to educate and refine the senses, to become careful observers and strengthen judgement.

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Academics

LANGUAGE: Reading and Writing.
MATH: Concrete and Conceptual 1-10, Decimal System, Processes.
SCIENCE: World of plants and animals.
GEOGRAPHY: Study of our home the Earth.
HISTORY: The passing of time.
FINE ARTS: Experience music and visual arts.