Bamboo Montessori is a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preschool attending children from 2.5 to 6 years old in south west Washington. Our goal is to provide an environment that facilitates the full potential of each child. Where everyone is treated with love, compassion and respect.
Our location: 18109 SE 20th Way, Vancouver WA 98683 (in Fisher’s Landing) is very convenient for the East Vancouver and Camas families.
Bamboo is not a day care, our Montessori curriculum is divided in five main areas:
Practical life exercises instill care for self, for others, and for the environment. These activities include some of the daily routines the child has already observed at home: watering the plants, preparing food, taking care of the animals, washing dishes, dressing oneself, and behaving with grace and courtesy. Practical life activities serve to enhance muscular coordination, and to develop concentration and control that they will need for learning.
Sensorial materials are designed to develop cognitive skills and allow the child to identify differences as well as specific qualities in similarities and contrast. The child then must think, organize, compare, classify and draw conclusions. These exercises are also the basic foundations for learning math.
The Montessori classroom is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to experience conversation, music, and stories.
Children effortlessly associate sound to symbol while tracing sandpaper letters with their fingers. This fosters a natural progression of written expression and reading skills. There are several games we play that enhance sound awareness and language development, which makes the process enjoyable.
Our students will learn Spanish the same way they learned English by listening and watching and adult. Our bilingual native Spanish speaker teacher will will only talk in English for safety reasons.
Mathematical activities help children learn and understand the concepts of math by experimenting with concrete materials. This method helps children acquire a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles, and prepares them for future abstract reasoning. In the classroom we use hands-on learning materials that make abstract concepts clear and concrete.
Every operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) is explored in the classroom, gradually, and always at the pace of each child.
Art, Geography, Biology, Botany & Zoology.
The Montessori curriculum is rich in opportunities to connect the child to his/her world, and make them feel an important part of it. In this category the children will learn every month a different theme of botany, zoology and geography, like the parts of an ant, the cycle of a frog or the continents of the world.
In Our classroom art and music are always present, giving the children the opportunity to enjoy creative activities, and to unfold their imagination.
We will love to show you our classroom and learn about your child needs. Please call at (360) 254-4279 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set an appointment.