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We Are Montessori Academy

Montessori recognizes the potential of the young child and prepares an environment where the child can successfully learn. The teacher prepares the classroom, observes the children, directs activities and offers work according the readiness and needs of each child.

We recognize that small children are feeling and thinking persons in the most essential stages of emotional and cognitive development during the early years. The main value of the Montessori method lies in the self-discipline, self-motivation, independence, and love of learning that the children achieve.

The Teacher

The teacher is not the center of focus as in the traditional classroom. She is a guide to the individual children as she moves quietly around the room. Recognizing that learning is a voluntary act on the part of the ready for it and record his progress. His work is corrected in a positive way, by showing him what his is doing well and how he can improve, instead of emphasizing error.

All staff members are selected on the basis of Montessori education, experience and maturity. A warm and caring attitude along with sensitivity to children’s needs is a prerequisite. The staff is required to attend staff meetings, professional seminars, workshops and to uphold a high standard of professionalism. Staff members meet all requirements of the State Department of Licensing.

The Children

The early years of childhood are more important developing the child’s whole personality than any succeeding period, as Benjamin Bloom states in "Stability and Change in Human Characteristics". The individual developing 50% of his intelligence from conception to age 4, from ages 4 to 8 he develops another 30%, and from the ages 8 to 17 the remaining 20% — about 17% of intellectual growth takes place between the ages of 4 and 6.

Children of mixed ages and abilities work together in Montessori a class. Upgraded grouping permit independent development, discourages individual competition and allows whatever activities sites his particulars stage of development. He progresses from that point, at his own pace, in his own pattern. Children may work at a task uninterrupted for as long as they wish. This uncompetitive character of class encourages easy social relationships.

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