The Cycle 1 classes The 3 to 6 year old child is engaged in a process of self-construction. The application of the Montessori philosophy and the specifically designed Montessori equipment aids the child's ability to absorb knowledge and continue this path of self-construction.
There are four main areas in the Cycle 1 program: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics. Considerable emphasis is also placed on Creative Arts, Music, Science, Geography and Cultural Studies. Acquisition of one's own first culture is the child's central developmental drive in the first plane of development. The Cycle 1 environment serves this drive abundantly, bringing the world to the child. Globes, maps, songs, land forms, collections of pictures of life in different cultures, and much more are offered, with the aim of helping the child to grow as an individual appreciating the larger context of his or her world.