Academics

Children’s House

Fostering a Love of Learning by Engaging the Senses

OCMS offers 3 mixed-age Children’s House classrooms dedicated to our students age 2 years 9 months (2.9) to 6 years. Each classroom has approximately 24 students and is guided by an AMI certified Montessori guide and an assistant.
Children’s House half-day program: 5 days/week 8:30am to 11:30am
Children’s House full-day program:  5 days/week 8:30am to 3:00pm

Through a sensorial approach to the young child’s learning, the Children’s House experience builds the necessary framework for academic and social growth, developing a spirit of curiosity and independence to inspire a lifelong love of learning.

There are five central components to the Montessori Children’s House program, and within each group are specially prepared, manipulative materials.

Montessori Guides

List of 3 members.

  • Tracey Buckeridge 

    Bio
  • Jacquelin Debas 

    Bio
  • Denise McCabe 

    Bio

Five Central Components

List of 5 items.

  • Practical Life

    Everyday activities related to the care of oneself and the care of the environment.
  • Sensorial

    Activities of increasing complexity are designed to help refine a child’s senses.
  • Mathematics

    Using strategically developed materials, children gain a solid foundation with numbers, exploring the four math systems: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Language

    Utilizing a combination of phonics and whole language techniques, each child is guided through spoken language to writing, reading, and comprehension.
  • Culture

    Exposure to geography, history, and science through concrete materials as well as oral and written stories, children expand their understanding of the surrounding world.