In the FCMA Early Elementary (K-1) program students enjoy exploring in beautifully prepared Montessori environments. Our classes are designed to offer individualized learning and provide the necessary Montessori materials to help each student develop skills essential for these age groups. Each classroom offers the children experiences in the practical life, sensorial, language, math and cultural (geography, history, science, music and art) areas. The materials in these curriculum areas are self-correcting. This enables each child to gain greater confidence and perfection through his choice and repetition. Children gain a sense of independence as they take an active role in the Montessori environment. Below is a list of skills students in the Early Elementary program work towards developing.