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Montessori Method


Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian pediatrician who founded the philosophy, believed self-motivation to be the key to learning.  Therefore, the Montessori teacher acts as a facilitator whose role is to stimulate interest in all facets of a child-centered learning environment.  Montessori education recognizes the importance of all developmental areas, including social, emotional and intellectual needs.


Characteristics of Our Montessori Program

  • An individual approach to education which recognizes individual learning.

  • Promotion of self-esteem by encouraging independence and self-sufficiency.

  • Encouragement of respect for one another and the environment.

  • Creation of a structured environment within which there is a freedom of choice in learning.

  • Use of a positive, gentle and consistent approach with the child

  • Creation of an environment rich in learning opportunities for the child's absorbent mind.

  • All Teachers and Aids are Montessori Certified.

Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” - Dr. Maria Montessori



Montessori Materials

  • Manipulative  - the child learns by doing.

  • Concrete - the child can touch, feel and move objects to learn their characteristics.

  • Sequence - learning begins with the simple and progresses to the complex

“The child’s progress does not depend only on his age, but also on being free to look around him.” - Dr. Maria Montessori
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