WHAT IS MONTESSORI?
Montessori is an educational philosophy, movement, and method. It is a peaceful, respectful, and holistic way of learning. Founded by an innovative scientist by observing children and discovering what they need to naturally develop, the method holds effective and relevant today. Bit and pieces are borrowed by many schools and businesses. We offer authentic Montessori in its truest form without the need of an acronym.
A CHILD MOVES HERSELF TOWARDS LEARNING
Trained Montessori teachers prepare the classroom environment, offer activities, function as a reference person, and observe your child in order to guide the process of learning how to learn. It is your child who learns, motivated through the work itself, to persist in a chosen task. Your children are free to learn. They will slowly acquire an inner discipline from exposure to both physical and mental order in their classrooms. This is the core of the philosophy.
JOY OF LEARNING
Habits of concentration, perseverance, and thoroughness established in the early years, produce confidence and learning capabilities that last a life time. Montessori introduces your child to the joy of learning at an early age and provides a framework in which individual and social discipline go hand in hand.
"Montessori is an education for independence,
preparing not just for school, but for life." Maria Montessori
Method & Philoshophy
It is important for prospective parents to become familiar with the Montessori philosophy, method, and the materials used in order to select an authentic school for their child. Read more…
THE PREPARED ENVIRONMENT
Dr. Maria Montessori created what she called the prepared environment. Features include an ordered arrangement of sequential learning materials, designed to be developmentally appropriate and aesthetically appealing. Montessori classrooms are noncompetitive. The materials allow each child to develop at her own individual rate. “Never let the child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success,” said Dr. Montessori, understanding the need to acquire basic skills before participating in a competitive learning situation.
AN EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
One basic idea of the Montessori philosophy is that carried, unseen within each child, is the person they will become. To develop to the fullest physical, spiritual, and intellectual potential, your child must have freedom achieved through order and self-regulation.
A SENSE OF ORDER
From a child’s perspective, the world is full of stimuli that appear chaotic. Children gradually create order from this perceived chaos and learn to distinguish among the impressions that assail the senses, thus slowly gaining mastery of self and the environment.
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