The Worthington Nursery School - (a MONTESSORI learning environment)
Our Objective
The specific goals for the children attending our school are:
          To develop a positive attitude towards school and learning.
          To develop high self-esteem.
          To build habits of concentration for life-long study skills.
          To develop and foster an abiding curiosity.
          To develop habits of initiative and persistence.
          To foster inner discipline and a sense of order.
          To develop sensor-motor skills in order to sharpen the ability to
                discriminate and judge their surroundings.
          To develop socially acceptable behavior.
          To acquire the basic skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.
          To help develop each child's high self-expectations and confidence.
At The Worthington Nursery School, your child will participate in developmentally-appropriate activities throughout the day: 
  • The Montessori curriculum
  • Circle Time
  • Music
  • Pre-Reading Activities
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Foreign language (French/Spanish).
Garden Seeds are our 2 1/2-year olds.
Based on the Montessori method of education, our Garden Seeds develop a keen sense of who they are and their importance in the world.  They develop self-confidence by the repetitious use of the self-correcting materials, experiencing the order of the classroom, responsibility, listening, self-direction, cooperation and communication.
Explorers are our 3-5 year olds.
Our Explorers experience a sense of responsibility and develop self-confidence through the exploration and repetitious use of the self-correcting materials, order in the classroom, gaining listening skills, self-direction, cooperation and communication with the classmates and teachers.
Physical development -- children need to exercise.  The Worthington Nursery School has established unique and fun ways for the children to exercise their growing bodies.  Our exercise program includes the following:
  • Parachute games
  • Bicycling
  • Kite flying (weather permitting)
  • Dancing ribbons
  • Juggling scarves
  • Ball playing
  • Hula hoops
  • Planting a garden
  • Balancing beams/balancing boards
  • Sand/water play
  • Potato sack races
  • Yoga
The children enjoy all of these activities at different time of the year.
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