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Early Childhood

Making the Most of the Movable Alphabet

The movable alphabet is an excellent tool that the Montessori School utilizes once children start to master consonant and vowel sounds. A child will use a box of sorted lowercase red (consonants) and blue (vowels) letters to begin to phonetically sound and spell out words on a defined space. This is an excellent tool for …

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Montessori Schools Compared to Day Care Centers – Day 3

5 More Comparisons of Montessori Schools versus Day Care Centers   MONTESSORI Child spots own error through feedback from the material Learning is reinforced internally through the child’s own repetition of an activity and internal feelings of success Multi-sensory for physical exploration Organized program for learning t0 take care of self and environment Children work …

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Montessori Schools compared to Day Care Centers – Day 2

5 More Comparisons of Montessori versus Day Care Centers MONTESSORI Children are encouraged to teach, collaborate, and help each other Child chooses own work from interests and abilities Child formulates own concepts from self-teaching materials Child works as long as she/he wishes on a chosen work Child sets own learning pace to internalize information Day Care …

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Montessori Schools Compared to Day Care Centers

Based on research, following are 5 comparisons of Montessori versus Day Care MONTESSORI Emphasis on cognitive structure and social development Teacher has unobtrusive role in classroom activity; child is an active participant in learning Environment and method encourage internal self-discipline Instruction, both individual and group, adapts to each student’s learning style Mixed age grouping TRADITIONAL …

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The Montessori Way

  The Montessori Philosophy The Montessori Way is about more than rote repetition. It is a philosophy that encourages children to observe, and that facilitates learning environments in which teachers challenge each child to thrive using their own unique style of learning.   The Montessori Way As an introduction to learning, Montessori education goes above …

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What are the Benefits of Montessori

There are many who hold, as I do, that the most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.” – Dr. Maria Montessori, The …

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Why Choose Montessori?

In these challenging economic times, many parents find it a struggle to continue to send their children to a private Montessori school.  Some parents are asking themselves if the expense is worthwhile.  There are a myriad of reasons to send your child to Montessori, but to answer the question of ‘Is the expense worthwhile,” parents …

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Instinctive and Active Learning-The Montessori Method

The Montessori curriculum emphasizes our belief that children gain knowledge instinctively through active learning. Our educational approach is hands-on, experiential, and investigative. Children don’t wait passively to be taught. Instead, they seek out their own lessons and follow their own passions. We don’t practice information drills or rote memorization. Children are free to choose the …

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