Shining Star Montessori-Preschool in Anaheim, CA is a childcare and early schooling center with a curriculum developed for children between 18 months to six years of age. Our development programs stress on rich learning experiences that stimulate children intellectually and give them an opportunity to master skills while having fun. Children participate at their own level, during both structured activities and free playtime. Early childhood literacy development is emphasized in every program - Toddlers through Montessori to Preschool. Programs are geared to meet the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of each student at his or her own readiness level, taking into consideration each child's particular stage of growth and development.
Curiosity - Gaining the Sense of Self and Relationship with the Environment and With Others
Early Childhood Literacy
Eye-Hand Motor Coordination through Games and Music
Introduction to Early Montessori Materials for the Next Level
Learning Experiences through Movement Exploration
Loving Interaction with Skilled Caregivers
Naturally Occurring Daily Activities and Routines
Self-Help to Foster Independence and Self-Mastery
Practical Life: enhances the development of hand-eye coordination, gross motor control and cognitive order through care of self, care of the environment, development of social relations and coordination of physical movement.
Sensorial: enables the child to order, classify and describe sensory impressions in relation to length, width, temperature, mass, color, pitch, etc.
Mathematics: enables the child to internalize concepts of number, symbol, sequence, operations and memorization of basic facts through the use of specially designed manipulative materials.
Language Arts: incorporates all language development, oral and written expression, reading, study of grammar, creative dramatics and children's literature. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed through the use of sandpaper letters, alphabet cut-outs and various presentations, allowing children to link sounds and letter symbols effortlessly and to express their thoughts through writing.
Cultural Activities: exposes the child to the basics in geography, history, life sciences, earth sciences, music, art and movement education through the integrated cultural alphabet that is a hallmark of a Montessori education.