Philosophy of Montessori Method
“The absorbent mind is an analysis of the physical and psychological aspect of a child’s growth during the important first six years of life. It is during this period that the child acquires the knowledge of motor coordination, the making of social adjustments, the setting of work habits, language and the beginning of routines that set patterns for the child’s life.”
- Dr. Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method
The Montessori method of education enables children to develop creativity and learning abilities. It also allows children to build a sense of independence and inner discipline. This method serves as a guide for learning proper phonetic reading, writing, grammar usage, mathematics, geography, and more.
The classes consist of children ranging from two and a half to six years of age. The school faculty is made up of a director and assistant teachers.
The Montessori teacher observes each child in order to determine his or her needs. The teacher then works with each child, introduces especially designed and graded educational materials, serves as a role model, and provides guidance where needed. The teacher's indirect method of teaching constantly guides the child in gaining knowledge.
In the simplest form, a Montessori teacher, also called a director or guide, teaches individually or in small groups. Our teachers are also trained to observe the child's progress and how the classroom functions.
Boy learning shapesEmphasis is placed on stimulating each child’s learning ability within his or her capacity by teaching the child to concentrate and completing tasks without overextending him / herself by attempting to learn too much at once. The teacher’s main concern is to provide an environment for children to feel secure, where they can explore their own potential ability and gain knowledge.
Our enriched environment is filled with academic and artistic fields. This environment helps to develop children’s ability to adjust to traditional schools. To obtain maximum benefit from the Montessori Educational Method, it is recommended that the child follow at least a three-year program beginning as early as 2 ½ years and remaining through age five or six.