Why Choose Montessori Children’s Centre for Your Child’s Care?
- To inspire children to become happy, confident, and independent students who are lifelong learners
- To expose your child to limitless academics and to develop a curiosity for learning
- To prepare your child academically, socially, and emotionally for kindergarten
- Because pre-schoolers learn easier and faster than during any other time in their life
- Montessori education has thrived for more than 100 years
- A Montessori education will pay a lifetime of dividends because of the child’s early educational foundation
- Montessori Children’s Centre is competitively priced compared to other child care or day care centers affording your child an exceptional education without being more expensive
- Because your child deserves the most loving care and best education available
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Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952) was an Italian physician and educator who created “The Montessori Method of Education” based on her scientific observations of young children’s behavior. She believed the young child had more potential for self-learning than most educators realized. Therefore, she developed an alternative teaching method which emphasized specially trained teachers and unique learning materials designed to stimulate the pre-school aged child. Dr. Montessori’s vision and innovative ideas made her a pioneer in early childhood education and an advocate for children.
A Montessori pre-school program provides a well-rounded academic and social experience for children. Children are exposed to the areas of:
Practical Life | Sensorial | Language | Mathematics | Culture
The Practical Life area gives children the opportunity to have lessons in practicing the skills of everyday life. Pouring, spooning, table setting, zipping, tying, and self-serving snacks are but a few examples of the lessons which help develop independence, small motor skills, concentration, and coordination of mind and body.
Because everyone learns in different ways, the Sensorial area allows children to use the sense that makes learning easiest. Some may be tactile learners, others visual, and still others may be auditory learners. Montessori lessons utilize as many senses as possible. Sensorial lessons are intended to sharpen and focus the senses.
The Language area prepares children for writing and reading through the phonetic approach and a series of activities that progress in complexity. When a child has learned the phonetic sounds, we begin to concentrate on non-phonetic rules, such as phonograms.
The Mathematics area helps children understand and learn mathematical concepts. The lessons and materials start out as concrete concepts and advance to abstract concepts as they progress from simple to complex. Hands on manipulatives make learning math fun!
The area of Culture encompasses lessons in geography, history, biology, botany, zoology and art. The Montessori Children’s Centre also incorporates lessons using Montessori computer software, sign language and foreign languages.
Grace & Courtesy lessons are also incorporated in daily activities to instill kindness, politeness, and respect in Montessori children. To see Montessori lessons and hear about Montessori philosophy, check out our You Tube channel.
Spooning work and Color Tablet Wheel – grading dark to light
Famous Montessori Graduates
- Larry Page & Sergey Brin: founders of Google
- Jeff Bezos: founder & CEO of Amazon.com
- Will Wright: creator of “The Sims” video game
- Anne Frank: famous diarist from World War II
- Sean Combs: music producer/entrepreneur
- Prince William and Prince Harry: English royal family
- Jimmy Wales: founder of Wikipedia
- T. Berry Brazelton: noted pediatrician and author
- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: first lady, editor
- Dakota Fanning: Academy Award nominated actress
- Peter Drucker: “The father of modern management”
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Nobel Prize winner for Literature
- Julia Child: chef & author
- Katharine Graham: owner/editor, Washington Post
- and countless others
Famous Montessori Advocates
- Alexander Graham Bell: inventor and founder of The Montessori Education Association
- Mister Rogers: children’s television personality and strong supporter of Montessori education
- Thomas Edison: scientist, inventor and founder of a Montessori school
- Alice Waters: restaurateur (Chez Panise), author and trained Montessori teacher