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About Montessori


WHY MONTESSORI SCHOOL?

Questions Most Often Asked About Montessori Education:
Why should I send my child to preschool? Most educators and psychologists today agree that the single most important period in the development of a person's intelligence occurs between birth and age five. A child's mind is extremely absorbent and his curiosity is at a peak during these early years. When properly nourished and stimulated the child's mind forms patterns for learning that serve him well throughout his life. The Montessori system of preschool education has proven to be one of the most effective methods to guide a child throughout these critical years.

How is Montessori pre-school different from other pre-schools?

In most pre-schools, a teacher teaches the children educational concepts in a group. In a Montessori setting, the children learn concepts spontaneously as they work independently with the many materials in the environment.

What is the main purpose of the Montessori method?

The main purpose of the Montessori method is to develop an environment where the child can unfold spontaneously and manifest the person within. As the child begins to develop this inner self, his love of life and learning expands continuously.

What is in a Montessori classroom?

The Montessori classroom is a child-sized world. Whatever is in the world outside can be incorporated meaningfully in the Montessori classroom. To a child, the world is unmanageable. It is too big, too complex, and too confusing. By careful selection of materials by the teacher, an environment is set up that allows the child to explore life in a level he can understand. The materials or exercises are designed to stimulate independent exploration. This prepared environment entices the child to proceed at his own pace from simple activities to more complex ones. Through this process the child's natural curiosity is satisfied and he begins to experience the joy of discovering the world around him.

GOALS

The school is designed to create an environment of love and trust where the children can grow emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. The school will provide a safe, secure nurturing atmosphere where the child can develop a positive sense of self-worth at his own pace. The school will provide exciting choices and free play where the child can explore and experience the joy of learning. The child will be able to develop socially by interacting with his peers, and be actively involved in the process of sharing, cooperation and communication.

The child will be academically prepared and challenged to reach his potential in the following areas.

* Phonics, Math, Art, Language, Yoga and much more

 
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