We embrace your little ones’ curiosity and nurture their innate personality
Our Pre-Primary Program in Rockville is designed with early preschool age (two- and three-year-old) children in mind. Songs, stories, simplified Montessori materials, and a gentler pace foster the natural curiosity that toddlers possess. This is a two-year-old preschool your child will love!
Through love, patience, and understanding, our toddler and early preschool program creates a home away from home for your child. Using Maria Montessori’s philosophy towards learning Norbeck Montessori creates an academic environment in which your child will develop a true love for learning.
Starting Preschool in Our Classroom
Our toddlers truly love their school environment at Norbeck Montessori! Everything in our Transitional Two’s early preschool classrooms is tailored for little hands and bodies, from small chairs in reading nooks to low shelves designed with spry two-year-olds in mind.
In this fun and dynamic environment, Norbeck Montessori’s two- and three-year-old preschool program focuses on developing an independent, caring child who has a strong foundation in the Montessori way of teaching.
Our toddler rooms are well lit and fully equipped with areas for both group and individual activities. When visiting our early preschool classroom, you may see the class in a small group with a teacher learning sounds, colors, numbers or shapes.
Or, you may see children sitting by themselves using tongs or tweezers to sort objects by color, working on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. No matter what fun activity they’re doing, all lessons and materials fill a specific need for your toddler’s growth.
Toddler & Early Preschool Curriculum
Toddlers at Norbeck Montessori in Rockville will learn Practical Life lessons, such as how to hang up their jacket, how to put away their belongings independently, how to greet their friends and teachers, and how to clean up after themselves.
During lesson time, you may find your preschool child concentrating as they carefully pour rice from one container to another, or they may be learning to read and write.
Our two-year-old preschool students move freely and independently through the room without needing an adult to help them. Movement activities are built into the day to keep them active. Lifting, walking, carrying, and sitting are all focused on in connection with their “work.”
Snack time and circle time are terrific opportunities for your preschool child to practice manners and courtesy. Sitting quietly and listening to a story, helping their friend clean up when they have a spill, and many other skills are practiced daily as we prepare your child for the next stage of their Montessori journey—the Primary classroom.
Norbeck Montessori Preschool to help Your Child’s Growth
At Norbeck Montessori, we believe that clear communication with parents is essential to the child’s well-being. It is particularly important during the early preschool years when children reach and surpass many developmental milestones.
Our preschool teachers keep a daily log of your child’s basic activities, which we share with you on a regular basis so that you are informed and confident that you know how your child is progressing.
We understand how valuable regular communication is at the preschool age, so we’re happy to take these extra steps.
What Parents Say
We believe that clear communication with parents is essential to the child’s wellbeing. It is particularly important during the early preschool years when children reach and surpass many developmental milestones. Naturally, we work diligently to help each of the children to be best taken care of. That is the reason why the parents give us best reviews. Here are a few of them.
Preschool Tours & Applications for Norbeck Montessori
Are you ready to see us in action? Or do you just have a few more questions? Either way, we would love to speak with you. Visit our Info and Tours page to contact us or schedule a tour.
Enrollment opens every January for the upcoming summer and fall sessions and we take applicants on a first come first served basis.
Is Norbeck Montessori Near Me?
Although our Montessori school is located in Rockville, we have kindergarten students who come from surrounding areas, including Aspen Hill, Colesville, Gaithersburg, Glenmont, Norbeck, Olney, Shady Grove, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and nearby areas of Montgomery County.
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