The programs at The Children’s School are designed to follow the authentic approach developed by Maria Montessori. At its core, it simply is a way of being with children that allows each child to develop fully into the person he was destined to be. Just as you make every effort to ensure that your home is loving and safe – so that your child feels secure and well adjusted – we work diligently to ensure that the physical environment, the teachers and the student community will meet your child’s needs with respect and support at each step in his educational journey. We teach children how to problem solve conflicts, how to act politely in various situations and how to be kind and helpful to their friends. The result is a cohesive community of young children.
Each program enables the child to develop independence, coordination, concentration, confidence, and a love of learning. The wide variety of scientifically designed, beautiful, hands-on learning materials within each environment help to develop a new skill or reveal a new concept through your child’s use and exploration. The learning, however, is not so much taking place in the lesson, as it is through independent activity when she comes back to explore it, repeat it and perfect it. A Montessori teacher is trained to introduce your child to may activities and concepts based upon her knowledge of child development and observations of the children. Ultimately resulting in an individualized education for each child.
Because the learning is individualized, your child can work at her own pace while participating in a mixed age classroom community. Younger children benefit from example, and learn from the activities of the older children, while each older child gains the self-confidence that comes with responsibility and leadership. At The Children’s School your child will learn how to care for her own needs, the needs of others and the environment in which she lives. Through exploration and repetition in a safe and comfortable environment, your child’s demeanor will become one of self-accomplishment and self-confidence.
Montessori is a continuum of education that allows your child to build upon his/her experiences each year.