OCC offers a Kindergarten experience licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education within each of our Five-Day Primary Classrooms. Children with a minimum of one year of Montessori experience who are also 4.10 years of age by September 1 will be considered for Kindergarten placement. Recommendations for subsequent placement will be determined based on each child’s overall developmental progress.
While special emphasis is placed on the academic areas of reading and writing, the primary goal for our Kindergarten students is that they develop a strong sense of self, others, and community. Whether by engaging in works independently, investigating solutions to problems, assuming classroom responsibilities, or helping younger friends, our Kindergarten Program encourages the development of academically prepared, confident, community minded, independent learners.