School began after Labor Day and the 2013-‘14 school year is in full swing. Here’s a look at what’s happening in our Pre-Primary classroom, which is comprised of children from 2 years old through approximately 2.9 years old. 

Our Teachers

The pre-primary classroom teachers are Olga and Tina. It is their sixth year working together as a teaching team.

Tina is an AMI Montessori guide from Taiwan, certified for Pre-primary (zero – three year olds) and Primary (three to six year olds) teaching. She has a B.S. from Boston University in Human Physiology and Physical Science, and has completed her Master of Education in Montessori from Saint Mary’s College of California. Tina has been at The Renaissance International School for more than 10 years.

Olga immigrated to the United States from Guatemala in 1995. Since then she has acquired the Child Development Assistant Permit and the Child Development Assistant Teacher permit. 

The Pre-Primary class began this school year focusing on the children getting to know each other and establishing a daily classroom routine. Feeling comfortable in the environment is essential for the young child’s development.       


Language Materials and Outdoor Activities in our Montessori Classroom

The classroom has new language materials, including picture cards about Africa’s animals and North America’s animals. Outdoor activities that the children will engage in this year will include big window work, washing cloth work, washing bike work, and cleaning shoes work. Working with water and food are some of the Pre-Primary children’s favorite work and we try to have them present in our environment.

Tour The Renaissance International School

Learn more about The Renaissance International School's Montessori program for two-year olds through Pre-K by visitng us on one of our upcoming tours. Our October tours will be on October 10, October 17 and October 29 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Sign up here. We look forward to meeting you.