Children's Place Montessori
32175 Folsom Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Children’s Place offers special classes daily from
11:15 – 11:45. Currently, we
offer music, Spanish, yoga, and Sign Language.
These classes meet once a week.
In music, the children sing songs and are taught basic
musical notation using the Kodaly method.
In addition, they have experiences playing Orff instruments.
Movement is also included with echo clapping, square dancing and
creating accompaniments to various songs.
Spanish focuses on greetings, colors, numbers, body
parts, common nouns, and simple commands.
Yoga encourages the children to calm their bodies and
minds with steady breathing while learning to hold poses that stretch their
Sign Language gives the children an understanding of
movements that help them communicate non verbally. Simple requests, (I need to use the bathroom, please walk,
sit quietly, etc.)
feelings, (I am happy, sad, angry, tired, etc.)
and nouns (friend, father, mother, teacher, etc.)
help the children communicate their needs to friends and teachers.
Signing songs is another activity the children enjoy in Sign
In addition to the mid-day classes, the children meet daily from 3:30 – 4:00 to enjoy singing and prepare for our performances in December and June. Our performances allow the children to learn to present themselves to an audience, develop confidence, and promote leadership.
Arts and crafts is also a part of our program, but not
through a separate class. There
is an art area is each classroom that encourages the children to explore a
variety of media (paint, clay, crayon, pastels, glue, cutting, creating
collages) and an art area in the multipurpose room that provides
opportunities for “temporary creations” focusing on assembling a
creation that will be disassembled at the end.
Crafts such as paper casting, stamping, embossing, pottery, and
felting are also a part of the curriculum, but are usually utilized in
making special projects for celebrations. Baking
cookies using cutters, stamps and other techniques is a tasty addition to
our creative program.
The above classes are included in our program for all the children at no additional cost. The following classes are available to our students through outside instructors that come into our facility to offer classes.
Gymnastics offered by Tumble Tots with Mr. Roby meets
once a week for a 45 minute group lesson.
The children have an opportunity to tumble on floor mats, jump over
the horse, use uneven and parallel bars, and develop physical coordination.
Charges are available from Tumble Tots.
Dance (ballet and tap) offered by Dancing Feats staff
also meets once a week for a 45 minute group lesson. Simple dances and opportunities to move their bodies
following oral directions help the children with coordination and attention.
The children also have an opportunity to perform at the end of the
year. Charges are available
from Dancing Feats.