WHAT IS MONTESSORI?
A Lively Learning Experience
A Montessori Education is a system of education for young children that seeks to develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been test-tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.
The Montessori approach views your child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared environment. This proven method values your child’s spirit for learning and their whole development – from physical, social, emotional, and cognitive focuses.
WHAT MAKES MONTESSORI GREAT
✓ Emphasis placed on cognition & social formation
✓ Teacher as guide of classroom
✓ Environment and method promote self-discipline
✓ Primarily individual instruction
✓ Teacher encourages collaboration
✓ Mixed-age group of children
✓ Child chooses their own work
✓ Self-teaching materials help child learn concepts
✓ Child is allocated time to complete lessons
✓ Learning pace set by individual student
✓ Internal reinforcement of learning success
✓ Personal feelings of progress
✓ Child is free to work in the classroom