Designed to Stimulate and Encourage
The main objective of Children’s House Montessori School is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children to develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills and ideas essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.
Giving Children Opportunity
In a Montessori school, children are given the opportunity to move from the concrete learning environment, the development of motor skills and all the senses through self teaching, self correcting materials, into the abstract world of ideas and concepts, all at their own pace. However, in order to be successful and avoid frustration, children must be allowed to fully experience the first stage before moving on to the second. Children must have the concrete preparation before they are ready to develop academically to their full potential.
Teaching is a Joint Responsibility
In the Montessori educational program, parent involvement in the learning process is considered crucial. According to Maria Montessori, children learn from their environment. Adults promote the learning process by serving as the dynamic link between the environment and the child. That is, learning is not seen as the mere passing of information from the teacher to the student. Rather, it is the process through which the child gains insight about life from daily experiences, whether at school or elsewhere. Thus teaching is a joint responsibility of the school and the family.