During the early part of the 20 century, Maria Montessori, the first woman doctor in Italy , began her studies and observations of young children. She developed a unique educational method, which gave children a sense of independence, self-discipline and accomplishment, in and out of the classroom. Montessori recognized in a child his natural curiosity and desire to learn. The Montessori environment and materials are designed to encourage a child’s desire to gain knowledge, develop concentration and learn a sense of order.
While Children’s House Montessori is fully equipped with Montessori teaching apparatuses, and devoted to the philosophies of Dr. Montessori, it is eclectic in it’s use of learning materials and encourages creative expression of the child, making use of a variety of materials and methods to establish an Early Childhood Education program that is maximally suited to the needs of it’s students. Our main goals are to help your child grow and develop in self-confidence, independence, socialization, self-discipline, respect for self and others, courtesy, social grace and manners.
A Montessori school is neither a traditional play school nor a day care program. Rather, it is a unique cycle of learning designed to take advantage of the child’s sensitive years between birth and the age of six, when he/she can absorb information from an enriched environment. A child who acquires the basic skills of reading and arithmetic in this natural way has the advantage of beginning education without drudgery, boredom, or discouragement. By pursuing his/her individual interests in a Montessori classroom, he/she gains an early enthusiasm for learning.