Our Philosophy

 

EACH CHILD IS UNIQUE.


Montessori Children’s Center offers a preschool/childcare program based on the principles of Maria Montessori, an Italian educator and physician.


Dr. Montessori’s approach is designed to fit each child, rather than the child fit the program.  She created the idea of a “prepared environment” where the classroom contains a wide variety of cognitive materials that foster learning in numerous areas.  The purpose of the equipment is not only to impart knowledge to children.  Rather, it provides them with stimuli that capture their attention and initiate a process of learning.


This safe, nurturing environment disposes children to develop patterns of concentration, perseverance, and confidence that will help them become competent learners.  Our daily program presents a balance between individual experiences, small group participation, and large group activities.  Our teachers are passionate about working with young children, are responsive to their needs, and encourage them as they become increasingly more self sufficient and independent.  The daily developmentally appropriate activities encourage each child to reason, cooperate, negotiate and understand.  Through this freedom and exposure to the prepared and enriched environment, children develop at their own speed in a noncompetitive atmosphere according to each child’s own capabilities while meeting individual developmental needs.