Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life. It has enjoyed over a century of proven success throughout the world.
The Montessori Method is based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s careful observations of the way children learn best. Through her research, she discovered that as children grow, they pass through sensitive periods of social, emotional,and intellectual development; these are the ideal times to introduce new experiences and concepts.
In a Montessori classroom, learning starts with the child. Montessori teacher is a specially trained facilitator in the classroom, ready to assist and direct.
Her purpose is to engage and guide the child’s enthusiasm for learning,while supporting the child’s natural desire to become independent. Theteacher observes each child’s interests and abilities and creates an environment where these can flourish.
Beautifully crafted interactive Montessori materials give children a deep and thorough understanding of concepts.
In multi-age groupings, each child works at his or her level in a cooperative setting, creating a strong community.
Children are empowered to make decisions and take responsibility from anearly age. They are problem-solvers who have the self-confidence to make good choices.
Children are encouraged to exchange ideas and discuss their work freely with others. This balance of self-reliance and collaboration is essential to being a productive, successful participant in the 21st century.
Children are self-directed in non-competitive activities which develop strong self-images and the confidence to face challenges and change.
Believing that children are the hope for peace of the world, Montessori teachers provide opportunities for children to create peace within themselves and the community around them. A strong emphasis on cooperation, respect, and empathy for others underlies the students’ experience. The Montessori approach is internationally renowned for the development of each child’s creativity, individual resourcefulness, and potential. Every day, children and adults practice kindness, compassion, mutual respect, and peace.
From the you tube
Nurturing the Love of Learning: Montessori Education for the Preschool Years