What do children aged 2.5 to 6 do in the Casa environment?

Our Casa classrooms cater to the needs and delights of children in this age group. Learning takes place through exploration of the materials in the room. Materials are, for the most part, presented individually or to small groups. All of the activities in Casa are designed to indirectly develop the child’s:

  • Concentration
  • fine and gross motor control
  • task-completion skills
  • independence
  • ability to follow sequences
  • language
  • inner discipline

These are the traits that lead to academic success and personal excellence. They will aid and support the child through school, and through life.
The Curriculum areas listed below are not isolated, but form an integrated and interrelated whole lot more:

  • Judaic Studies
  • Sensorial
  • Practical Life
  • Language – Oral Language and Written Language in both English and Hebrew
  • Mathematics
  • Culture
  • … the most important part of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when a man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”
    Dr. Maria Montessori
    from The Absorbent Mind
  • The very world rests on the breath of children in the schoolhouse.
    Talmud Shabbath
    119b