Our Programs - Primary

Our Primary Program has children starting at 30months all the way up to 6 years old. It is in the Primary classroom that children become the centered, motivated, focused learners that they will be for the rest of their lives.  Maria Montessori called this process “normalization”:  She believed that the natural (or “normal”) state of the child is that of an eager learner.  Through observation and experimentation, she developed an early childhood program and curriculum that maintains and encourages this state.  Modern educational research supports Montessori’s work:  A learning environment that provides order, encourages exploration, permits movement, encourages choice, allows for pursuit of interests, provides manipulatives for learning, avoids extrinsic rewards and is socially interactive provides superior educational outcomes.


All these years later we talk all the time about why choosing this for our child has been the best decision we could have made. Bottom line is : C'E has soul!" A founding Primary parent.