The Kindergarten program at Miniapple is an extension of the traditional Montessori classroom. It is an opportunity for the children to learn new skills in a wide range of academic subjects including math, language, geography, and science at their own pace. There are year-long programs consisting of group and individual activities that carry the development of the child to a new level intellectually and socially. Strong emphasis is on reading, math and advanced activities. The exceptional Miniapple Private Kindergarten program is recognized by the State of Minnesota and prides itself on global curriculum and on international outlook.
Importance of the Kindergarten Year In Montessori (click article to read)
“I do not know how Miniapple compares to other Montessori schools, but I do know the relief I felt after Rory started. About a month into it, I simply could breathe much more easily! The way in which respect for everyone is shown here let me know we had found “the right place.” It became so clear to me this year that Kindergarten belongs with preschool and not with primary school. I have been told and have read that Maria Montessori recognized this, and it made sense in my mind. But it was not until I saw the development/transition unfold, did I understand how closely connected these two groups are. For Rory to have left without completing the Kindergaren year (at Miniapple) would have been premature. He has been transitioning all year at his own pace and it has been wonderful. I feel he is much better prepared for life with older children and peers. And his enthusiasm for learning is so exciting to me. I have loved the Montessori approach to child development and learning. I wish we had started him at Miniapple sooner, but am thankful for the time we have had. How lucky we are!”- Sarah