What to Expect in a Montessori School
Maria Montessori believed that between the ages of three to six years information can be permanently absorbed and this learning builds a sense of self-esteem, confidence, and positive attitude towards education and life. She referred to her approach as the development of the human personality and not the acquisition of information. A successful Montessori education seeks to combine encouragement of initiative and independence in learning with development of self-discipline and responsible social behaviour. Children from Montessori schools have been described as having an understanding of teamwork, self-direction, and confidence. Due to the rapid changes in our social environment, a progressive approach to teaching that incorporates the very best of all resources available is most logical.
What is a “Modified Montessori” Preschool?
So what makes us a “Modified Montessori” preschool? We balance Montessori’s philosophy of independent, self-directed specific learning with a relaxed and open “learn through play” philosophy. In this, we hope to teach the children that learning can be structured and goal-oriented but it can also be fun, explorative, and creative.
To learn more about Montessori preschool and whether it’s right for your child, please call Miss Melissa’s Preschool today or read our FAQ section for more details.
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” — Michael J. Fox