We know that choosing the right education for your children is difficult. There are a myriad of day cares and preschools available. So how do you find the right one? The most important thing you can do is learn about what separates Montessori schools from run-of-the-mill preschools.
The Method’s Origins
The Montessori Method was developed by Maria Montessori, who spent her life educating children. She discovered that, contrary to popular opinion, children are, by nature, curious and very hard working. Based on this discovery, she created an educational method that tapped into that natural curiosity to produce outstanding results.
The Method’s Results
We know that general preschools and public schools alike adhere to a curriculum that says children can begin recognizing numbers and letters by the time they reach kindergarten. Our response to that: ridiculous! Children who are educated with the Montessori Method are reading by the time they leave the preschool program! That’s right, we consistently have three-year-olds doing the same work public schooled first graders do: and they love it!
Outside the Box
When you enroll your child in a Montessori school, you are giving them the freedom to truly reach their potential. The materials that we use allow children to explore concepts through touch and observation. Experiential learning is extremely easy to build on and parents are always amazed at how quickly their children progress. The secret is that the Montessori Method teaches children in the way they naturally learn. Instead of working against nature or trying to squeeze children into the confines of adult learning, Montessori celebrates children and the gifts with which nature endows them.
Unlike general preschools, Montessori schools engage children, guide their natural curiosity toward more and more complex tasks, and give them the respect and deference necessary to promote self-esteem and confidence. If you want your child to love learning, our Montessori program is a great place to start.