The Children’s House provides a warm and nurturing environment designed to meet the needs of children 2 1/2 to 6 years. Experienced, dedicated, and highly qualified Montessori trained guides carefully prepare the environment to meet each child’s need for purposeful activity and enrichment. The Montessori materials in each Miniapple Children’s House include exercises in the areas of practical life, language, sensorial, and mathematics. In addition, children explore history, geography, social studies, science, and art. Our multiage classrooms provide opportunities for children to learn from and teach their peers.
Class sizes do not exceed 20 children. Students make discoveries about themselves and the world as they pursue activities of their own choosing, progressing at their own pace. The choices, enjoyable activities, and a non-competitive environment at Miniapple lead children as they develop a lifetime love of learning. In addition, Miniapple includes weekly world language lessons and world music sessions as part of the Montessori curriculum. Yoga and soccer are optional activities.
“Thank you for allowing me to bring the students in my class, Administration of Early Childhood Programs, to visit Miniapple Montessori. Some of the comments included: ‘The teaching styles were so amazing and unique. I believe that the children who attend would definitely learn great responsibility for their own learning and for taking care of themselves. Everything in this center was very nature oriented which is extremely important and allows the children to experience the world around them!’ ‘The director seemed very personable, and the center was laid out in a way that was very welcoming for parents and children. I liked how the center let the children work at their own pace.’ ‘I was absolutely in love with Miniapple Montessori. I love the idea of education being individualized based on the child. It was such a warm atmosphere and the children seemed to genuinely enjoy their schooling. I would want to be a part of this school because of the rewarding factor of seeing the children become independent throughout their years there.'” – Judy Gifford, Director, Child & Family Study Center, College of Education, University of Wisconsin – Stout