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Montessori Method

The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.

It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child - physical, social, emotional, cognitive.

The main premises of Montessori education are:

  • Children are to be respected as different from adults and as individuals who differ from each other.

  • Children possess an unusual sensitivity and an intellectual ability to absorb and learn from their environment. 

  • The most important years of growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to the conscious level.

Children have a deep love and need for purposeful work. They work, however, not as an adult for the completion of a job, but the sake of an activity itself. It is this activity that enables them to accomplish their most important goal: the development of their individual selves – their mental, physical and psychological powers.

I have developed a successful child friendly curriculum by blending what you find in a Montessori school, with a good pre-school experience. Each child experiences the Montessori materials and method of teaching. In addition, the children enjoy play times in a playroom filled with books, blocks, musical instruments, toys, and puzzles. The children have free art times, planned art projects, circle and story times. In addition, I have included an academic class time where children become accustomed to following verbal instructions, and working along with their class on worksheets. No one falls through the cracks here. What is presented in their academic class is reinforced during their Montessori work time. Each child’s day is a nice balance of academics, socialization, and pretend play.

Montessori schools are known for excellence in educating children through the use of Montessori learning materials. Unfortunately, most Montessori schools do not provide a balance of both academic and pretend play. We understand and have seen the benefits of pretend play and how it complements the other developmental milestones and academic achievement during these important years.

This school is a wonderful alternative to the daycare scene, or the traditional nursery school, where academics are often weak. Here, your child is special.


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