The Kindergarten classroom at Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change is much like the other classrooms. You will find children working alone, or in groups doing activities according to skill level and interest. You will see children utilizing different Montessori tools to develop the skills necessary for their age group.

Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Science uses the North American Montessori Center curriculum that is aligned to common core state standards.

At this age level, children are still in the “absorbent mind” period. In this period of development, children naturally incorporate experiences in the environment directly into their basic character and personality for life. This is unique to young children, and allows them to learn many concepts easily.

Below are a list of skills Kindergarteners develop in the Montessori classroom.

Practical Life – Develops:
•    coordination
•    independence
•    fine motor development
•    concentration

Sensorial – Develops:
•    sense of order
•    differentiate each of the five senses
•    improve each of the five senses
•    prepare for language and math

Math – Develops:
•    number concepts
•    operations
•    time and money
•    measuring

Language Arts – Develops:
•    letter sounds
•    reading
•    handwriting
•    grammar
•    vocabulary

Additional Studies:
•    Geography