Why Casa de Colores
                                          Our Philosophy 
 
 
 
 Here at Casa De Colores, we believe in small classroom sizes. This is to ensure that each of our students get the attention they deserve.  It also helps facilitate a constant learning environment by allowing the children to work at their own pace and have the freedom of movement. We have an open floor plan which allows the older students teach the younger ones lessons, and allow the children who are more advanced, work in the section that will increase their brain development. 
 
 
 
We have multiple enrichment programs to facilitate our multi-language program. We have materials in both english and spanish allowing our children to become familiar with both languages. We also have a sign-language teacher who comes in once a week to work the with children. We have many more language teachers who come to teach as well, some of which include; French, Japanese, Arabic, and many more! All of our teachers who work with our children are Montessori certified, or specially trained.
 
We host two potlucks a year where as a class we study a continent and each child chooses a country that he/she wishes to study. The students create a flag, a product of that country, and write a report about some of the culture and historyas well as  bring a dish from their country. It is a great opporutnity for the parents to meet one another and discover what we are learning in the classroom.
 
Each year we host a science day where the parents are invited to come and see the children present their science experiments. Each child does a science exeriment despite their age; we have everything from sink and float, to the classic volcano, to the molecular model. 
 
 
Every morning our students listen to various composers based on the time period such as baroque, romantic, etc. They learn about how that composer's musical life started and where their career blossomed. This is because, musical experiences engage children's senses and support  child-centered learning. Music is present throughout the classroom environment. Through cultural studies in geography, children learn about music around the world. Musical experiences also provide children with opportunities for collaboration and communication.