Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, developed a method of teaching based on her scientific observations of young children’s behavior. Her first “Children’s House” was established in Rome in 1907. She found children learned best in a homelike environment filled with developmentally appropriate materials that provide experiences, which contribute to the growth of self-motivated, independent learners
Montessori based means:
- Deep respect for children as individuals
- The environments are responsibly and carefully prepared with multisensory, sequential, and self-correcting materials to support self-directed learning
- Hands-on learning is central to the curriculum in all programs and leads to children being engaged rather than passive with their work
- Independence is nurtured and leads to children becoming purposeful, motivated, and confident in their own abilities
- Teachers and children and teachers and parents work together as a warm and supportive community.
- Self-expression is nurtured in all children. Children experience art, music, poetry, theater, writing, and other forms of creative arts with confidence and passion. Desired Learner Outcomes Common to Montessori Education
Our age appropriate activities are scheduled with flexibility and allow us to respond properly to the individual child and day needs. We offer times of outside play, crafts, stories, instruction, and naps appropriate to the child’s age, interest, and abilities. Every/week schedule is posted on Parent Board.