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Montessori Preschool

The Kenan Center Montessori Preschool program is one that offers multi-sensory, hands-on learning that is child-centered. The program is open to children ages 3-5. The program for 2017-2018 is currently full, however we can place families on a waiting list. Application form for is available in the Kenan Center Business office, or download here.

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Kenan Center Scholarships

The Kenan Center offers scholarships that allow those in need the opportunity to participate in our programming. Contact the Business Office at 433-2617 to request a scholarship form, or download one here.

What is Montessori?

Montessori is a philosophy and method of education which emphasizes the potential of the young child and which develops this potential by using special teaching materials. Montessori materials help the child to understand what s/he learns by associating abstract concepts with concrete sensorial experiences. The young child internalizes concepts through movement, repetition, the use of their senses and the manipulation of concrete objects. Montessori provides a rich environment of well- structured tasks in a broad and far reaching curriculum.

The children are permitted freedom of choice within a stimulating environment with clearly defined limits. Children work individually as well as in small and large groups. They become absorbed by their chosen tasks and experience a deep, inner satisfaction in doing so.

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