Our School

Peace Rose Montessori at Whitney Ranch is a licensed Preschool and Kindergarten Program serving Rocklin, Roseville, Lincoln and surrounding areas.

The school serves ages 3 to 6 years old and there are never more than 12 children enrolled in the entire school. Our school is small and intimate, making it the perfect environment for first-time preschoolers. All students are required to be fully toilet-trained at the time of enrollment.

Programs & Enrollment

We offer full-day and half-day programs with four and five-day options. Please call us for tuition and enrollment information.

Daily Lessons

Practical Life

The children participate daily in Practical Life exercises that are relevant and useful in everyday life. Some of these exercises include meal preparation, table washing, dishwashing, sweeping, buttoning, and even sewing! The children learn to care for themselves, for their classmates and for their environment. The classroom is always stocked with materials for creating and building, manipulatives and loose parts for open-ended play and to help facilitate problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Through Practical Life, children develop autonomy, independence, self-care and grace and courtesy. Practical Life has real purpose. It ignites concentration and self-discipline, and is the foundation for all learning that is to come.

Sensorial

The Sensorial area is one of the core academic areas of the primary classroom. This area is designed to help children refine their senses and develop their ability to observe, compare, and contrast various attributes of the world around them. The Sensorial materials offer children not only the opportunity to explore and discover, but also to develop their concentration, attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

The philosophy of the Sensorial area is based on the idea that children learn best through direct experience. The materials in this area are carefully designed to isolate a specific sensory quality, such as color, shape, texture, sound and weight. By manipulating these materials, children can develop their ability to discriminate and classify sensory information, which lays the foundation for more complex cognitive processes.

Mathematics

The Math Area of the classroom encompasses the use of concrete materials for the recognition of quantity as well as number symbols. Through these activities, children learn exactly how much a symbolic number stands for (i.e., The number 10 means counting the correct number of objects to make the number 10). Through the mathematical materials, the child develops concepts, such as place value, numeration, fractions, and simple operations of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division.

Language

The development of language in the child begins from birth. Dr. Maria Montessori claimed that from birth to the age of six, the child is in the stage of the absorbent mind. In the Language area of the classroom, the specially equipped materials help the child to further his or her language learning and development through reading and writing. Some of the Language materials include the sandpaper letters, moveable alphabet, Bob Books and the metal insets. Many of our students will begin to read before graduating from our school.

Cultural Studies

Students of all ages will study Geography, Botany, Zoology and the traditions of countries across the world. The classroom is filled with activities that broaden the children’s understanding of the world around them. Some popular materials in our classroom are the puzzle maps, botany nature cards and the land and water continent globe. We believe that helping children form a more complete worldview was a stepping stone to promoting global understanding and international peace.

Additional Learning

The children happily participate in book-making, arts & crafts, cooking, science experiments, music, yoga, theatre and outdoor play.

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