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Millard Public Schools offers two types of pre-school programs, Traditional and Montessori.
The Millard Public Schools Traditional Preschool program provides an engaging, high quality learning experience. The curriculum is aligned with the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and MPS Preschool Standards and Indicators. Intentional and active learning takes place throughout the day. Children sing, move and play as a part of their learning experience. Interest area activities provide opportunities to connect listening, speaking, literacy, writing and math to play.
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The Montessori Preschool program is an option that provides an environment consistent with Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy in which children and the teacher are partners in learning. Children learn through spontaneous and prescribed activities based on his or her developmental needs and individual learning style. The environment is thoughtfully prepared and addresses the development of the whole child; physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
The key elements of the educational process include the following:
- A methodology based on movement, activity, and habits of work and order.
- The child is guided, moving from simple to complex and concrete to abstract using hands-on materials and manipulatives.
- Children work towards perceptual and conceptual proficiency in early literacy, mathematics, science, and fine motor development
- The child learns to become inner-directed or self-directed rather than "other- directed".
- There is an intrinsic concern for rhythm, balance, and order, which make the life process possible and provides continuity in nature and the universe.
Each Montessori classroom is multi-aged. Preprimary is ages 3-6 or preschool and kindergarten.
- The classroom environment is designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child.
- The curriculum is interdisciplinary and interactive.
- Concepts are taught using materials that encourage exploration, independence, and analytical thinking.
- Lessons are given individually as children are ready for the skill or concept.
- Drama and art are integrated into the prepared environment.
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