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CHOOSING A MONTESSORI SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD

TIPS FOR FINDING THE RIGHT FIT Vision Some schools are more traditional, others are more flexible, taking into account changes in culture, research, and technology and incorporating these into the school’s culture.  Be sure the philosophy of the school matches your personal parenting philosophy. Teacher Preparation Dr. Montessori was very precise about the responsibilities of …

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MONTESSORI MATERIALS

The materials are carefully sequenced to break down each step for the child, and to make it possible for him/her to feel success at each step. The materials progress from the concrete to the abstract, appealing first to the child’s senses. The materials are manipulative, based on the fact that a child learns by doing. The materials are designed to isolate the …

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THE MONTESSORI APPROACH

THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT PRINCIPLES THIRTEEN – FIFTEEN Children are encouraged to dress themselves and be responsible for their own belongings.  Children need to wear clothing that the can manage in order to allow them to be independent. Asking permission to go to the restroom, to the water fountain, or to repeat …

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THE MONTESSORI APPROACH

THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT PRINCIPLES TEN – TWELVE The children in a Montessori environment are expected to respect their environment.  They are shown where lessons are found on the shelf and how to replace them in the correct manner.  Older children help with replenishing supplies on the shelves and cleaning up at …

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A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT

THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT PRINCIPLES SEVEN – NINE Children freely choose work in the classroom, responding to internal needs and working individually for the most part. Individual work encourages independence; once a child has been presented with a lesson they are free to use it when they desire (if it’s not being …

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A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT

The General Principles of a Montessori Environment Principles Four – Six The children’s lessons are very purposeful, specifically catering to each stage of the child’s development.  The children work according to their choice and capability and no comparisons to children of equal age are made. The Montessori environment contains self-correcting materials.  The child’s self-esteem is …

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A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT

The general principles of a Montessori Environment Principles One – Three Mixed ages of the children is crucial; they learn from one another, care for each other, and help to eliminate the crutches that would occur if the children were all the same age.   The children gain more independence and have less dependence on the …

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Is Preschool for my child?

” But my child is so small!”  Yes, they are still wee tykes, but a high-quality preschool is designed to set up young scholars up for future academic, emotional, and social success. Preschool is an opportunity for growth For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and other peers.  It …

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