In the Montessori Pre-school, or “Casa”, program children ages 3-6 all share the same teacher for three years. This unique multi-age setting encourages children to learn from each other; the younger children getting a chance to look ahead and the older children having the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge. This program is designed to appeal to the younger children’s “sensitive periods”. Their sensitivities toward socialization, order, language, sound, and touch make it easier for them to become physically and mentally competent within our society and culture. In creating an environment that is stimulating and socially challenging, we teach children to respect and care for each other. A Montessori classroom allows children to develop to their fullest potential by cultivating their natural desire to learn.