Preparing the parent and the child
The Central Coast Montessori School’s parent toddler program is called Sakura. It is a haven for absorbent young minds between 2 and 3 years old, and their parents.
It is a lovingly prepared space that ignites your child’s sponge-like capacity to learn from their environment.
We know starting preschool is a big deal for your child and for you, so this is a chance for you to make the transition together.
At Sakura, we sing, rhyme, tell stories, learn with our hands, make friends, share food and grow as a community.
Here, children simply live in the classroom, absorbing it and learning from it, while their parents observe alongside them.
Our rich learning environment becomes a second home, with familiar faces and familiar rituals.
We’ll introduce your child to a range of interesting activities, including language, mathematics, science, music and art. But most importantly, your child will have the opportunity to connect deeply with themselves, their interests and the space – preparing them for the next stage of their learning journey.
Sakura is a pre-requisite for entering Stage 1 once your child turns 3 years of age.
“What the hand does, the mind remembers"
- Maria Montessori
Sakura offers families a chance to:
- Experience a Montessori prepared environment.
- Gain a deeper understanding of Montessori education.
- Make an informed decision about choosing a Montessori education.
- Witness your child learning, and building their independence and identity.
- Prepare to embark upon their journey in Stage 1.
Sakura classes are held on Saturday mornings for an hour and a half. There are 2 sessions available, 8.30-10am and 10.30-12pm.
Each block of Sakura lasts 4 weeks with 2 weeks break before the next block. We run 2 blocks each public school term.
The first week of each term is a parent only class. This is specifically to prepare parents for this journey with their child and it is imperative that parents attend this class.
Fees are $240 per child per 8-week term. You will be invoiced at the beginning of each term (or the start of your child’s official booking) for the entire 8-week block.
Government rebates are not applicable to this program.
I am so grateful to have my daughter attending the Central Coast Montessori School.
It very much feels like you join a community. There is understanding and a relationship with the family that supports the child in the best possible way.
I appreciate the calm atmosphere and philosophy of Montessori to allow the child to thrive at a pace that is comfortable for each individual.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Our information sessions give you the chance to experience our Montessori way first hand.