The curriculum and programs at Follow the Child are based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, which are built around the neurological planes of development and include multi-aged classrooms and a three-year spiraling curriculum.

Our levels of development are:

  • Toddler House: ~14 months and walking to 3 years old
  • Children’s House: ~3 to 6 years old
  • Lower Elementary: ~ 6 to 9 years old
  • Upper Elementary: ~ 9 to 12 years old

Toddler House 

  • Practical Life skills and emerging independence
  • Language
  • Social skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Concentration and emerging Executive Functioning skills
  • Art and music

Children’s House

Refinement of:

  • Practical Life skills and Independent functioning; fine and gross motor skills
  • Language
  • Social skills
  • Refinement of visual, tactile, olfactory, and auditory discrimination
  • Development of concentration, self-discipline, and Executive Functioning skills

Additional skills:

  • Foundations for writing, reading, mathematical concepts, geography, cultural studies, and science
  • Introduction to Service Learning and Spanish
  • Art and music

Elementary Level

  • Integrated curriculum that enables students to refine and establish their writing and reading skills through detailed and skill-appropriate research on cultural subjects, including science, geography, botany, and social studies
  • Acquisition and refinement of mathematical skills ranging from simple operations to study of fractions, decimals, and geometry
  • Day and overnight Field Trips that bring the curriculum to life
  • Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish
  • Service Learning within and outside of the school community