Goals of this School
The purpose of this school is to provide an enriched child-focused program based on Maria Montessori’s philosophy. We provide the material and activities that stimulate the child’s natural curiosities and love of knowledge. This school is a safe place for children to grow, learn and express themselves in a caring atmosphere.
The teachers work with the children giving individual and small group lessons that pertain to the developmental stages of the children.
We describe the Montessori philosophy as the “Whole Child” approach. The primary goal of a Montessori program is to help children reach their full potential in all areas of life. The children enrolled in the program are not pushed to intellectual achievement, rather they are offered the tools with which to discover, explore and experience the excitement of learning. These child-focused activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation. The holistic curriculum, under the direction of a specially prepared teacher, allows the child to experience the joy of learning, time to enjoy the process of learning and to ensure their development of self-esteem. This provides the experience by which children create their knowledge.
Montessori’s dynamic theories included such revolutionary premise as:
- Children are to be respected as different from adults and as unique individuals.
- Children create themselves through purposeful activity.
- The years 0-6 are the most important years that children are able to absorb and learn from their environment.
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