Children’s House

Serving students in the WMPCS Day School ages 3 and 4 as well as the Charter School children who have been accepted into the school though our yeraly lottery, the childrens house.

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In addition to our kindergarden program, Washington Montessori Public Charter School also hosts a private day school for children ages 3 and 4 years old and free public education is available beginning at age 5 (by Aug 31st of the school year).

The Day School is a private, non profit , tuition based program and requires an application fee. The application is available to the right of this information.

The goal of early childhood education should be to

activate the child’s own natural

desire to learn. – Maria Montessori

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Day School Focal Points

1. Movement:  Random movements become coordinated and controlled: grasping, touching, turning, balancing, crawling, and walking. 

2. Language:   A progression from babble to words to phrases to sentences, with a continuously expanding vocabulary and comprehension. 

3. Small objects:  A fixation on small objects and tiny details.

4. Order:  Characterized to be a desire for consistency and repetition and a passionate love for established routines.  Children can become deeply disturbed by disorder.

5. Music:  Spontaneous interest in and the development of pitch, rhythm, and melody. 

6. Grace and Courtesy:  Imitation of polite and considerate behavior leading to an internalization of these qualities into the personality.

7. Reinfinement of the Senses:  Fascination with sensorial experiences (touch, taste, sound, weight, smell) resulting in children learning to observe and in making increasingly refined sensorial discrimination. 

8. Writing:  Fascination with the attempt to reproduce letters and numbers with pencil or pen and paper.  Montessori discovered that writing precedes reading. 

9. Reading:  Spontaneous interest in the symbolic representations of the sounds of each letter and in the formation of words. 

10. Spatial Relationships:  Forming cognitive impressions about relationships in space, including the layout of familiar places.  Children become more able to find their way around their neighborhoods, and they are increasingly able to work complex puzzles. 

11. Mathematics:  Formation of the concepts of quantity and operations from the uses of concrete material aids.