Prospective Parent Tour:
Friday, May 24, 2013 ~ 9 a.m.
Prospective Parent Tours, for adults and nursing infants only (children will be given opportunities to visit prior to enrollment), provide the opportunity to learn about the history of PRAIRIE HILL and Montessori education, observe the work of the children in the classrooms, and have your questions answered. Please RSVP by calling 402.438.6668 or filling out the email form below.
PRAIRIE HILL LEARNING CENTER is a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of offering Montessori education for children with an emphasis on meeting the individual and communal developmental needs of each child in a historic indoor and a country outdoor environment. (See the farm environment of PRAIRIE HILL)
PRAIRIE HILL uses educational methods formulated by Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It is a child-centered approach that accepts the special characteristics of the developing child and emphasizes the child’s potential to learn through experience.
The learning activities in Montessori programs are child-initiated and appropriate for the child’s level. Materials are selected to isolate specific learning tasks. They are self-teaching and self-correcting. Teachers encourage discovery and understanding through manipulation of materials. Mutual respect for the child and of children for each other are important aspects of the Montessori philosophy. The Montessori philosophy expects the child to become a good worker and encourages this through independent activity.
Along with the general programs, PRAIRIE HILL offers Suzuki violin and piano lessons. There is a monthly fee charged for these enrichment programs in addition to the general tuition.
PRAIRIE HILL is a place where children as young as 1-1/2 years old can:
- splash in a rain puddle
- collect eggs from chickens
- groom a pony after having a ride
- catch snowflakes on their mittens
- take a nature walk at their pace
- go bird-watching on a crisp autumn morning
- cut fresh flowers and arrange them in a small vase
- harvest produce from the garden or orchard, wash and eat them for lunch
- experience the beginning of the life cycle as they observe lambs and chicks
- learn how to care for their bodies and personal belongings
- wash their hands as many times as they want
- choose activities independently or with a small group
- serve themselves food and offer some to another person
- pour themselves a drink of water…
PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center
17705 South 12th Street
Roca, NE 68430
“Just 7 miles south of Lincoln, NE”
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Stop 9410, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.