At Montessori of the Village parents and staff members work together to promote the welfare, happiness, growth and intellectual development of our children. Our programs are designed to help them:
Most experts today agree that the greatest opportunity to influence mental growth and development occurs during the first six years of life. Positive attitudes and sound learning patterns can be established when young minds are bursting with curiosity, eager for knowledge and open to change.
Montessori education emphasizes internal (self) motivation. The classroom is a precisely prepared environment for individual instruction and self-paced learning. Well-tested teaching techniques and materials are designed to maximize children’s time in the classroom. Teachers show students how to create order and discover principles by means of carefully demonstrated lessons that can be practiced at will.
Credentialed Montessori teachers encourage effort and monitor progress but do not pressure their students to perform according to any preset standards or schedules. Introduction of new lessons are tailored to the individual needs and interests of each child. Discipline is mainly self-discipline. With constructive limits, a student can work on his or her lessons at whatever pace and in whatever order he or she chooses. Independence, initiative, responsibility for making choices and persistence in seeing tasks through to completion are qualities fostered by the Montessori Method.
The Montessori Method of education has been successful for students with diverse abilities and age ranges. It emphasizes respect for each child as a unique individual. Teachers and parents are viewed as guardians and protectors of the child’s right to develop his or her potential in a nurturing physical and social environment. It is not surprising that Dr. Montessori was a champion of children’s rights and child-welfare legislation. In Dr. Montessori’s view, children are even more important as a resource for the renewal and improvement of human civilization. The Montessori Method was thus intended not only as a pioneering effort to improve early education, but also as a crusade for general social progress.
Montessori Of The Village is committed to providing the highest quality learning environment for children.
We have implemented a “prepared environment” here at Montessori Of The Village for all the children to have an opportunity to be successful and exceed their fullest potential.
Our objective is simple…provide an atmosphere of learning that is LOVING and SAFE.
The Montessori Method was developed in the 1900´s by Dr. Maria Montessori. She based her method on the premise that each child is born with a natural curiosity for life and its surroundings, and a drive to develop himself. A child learns best by using his senses and having the freedom to explore with materials that are a part of his prepared environment.
Dr. Maria Montessori devised the “prepared environment” to allow all children to work and develop at their own speed. In order to achieve this in a positive and successful method, Dr. Montessori designed various materials for the children to use individually.
The goal is to motivate and stimulate a childs natural desire to learn. For more information on our Montessori, feel free to contact us. We always look forward to hearing from you!
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