The environment must be rich in motives which lend
interest to activity and invite the child to conduct
his own experiences.

- Maria Montessori -

The Key Components Of Montessori Programs

There are many unique facets to the Montessori Philosophy, and there are several important components to our program.
The information below may help you determine if the Montessori approach is a good fit for your family’s needs.

Mixed-Age Groupings

The Montessori Philosophy consist of a mix age group in the classroom. Older children may teach, mentor and guide the younger children. Whereas, younger children can observe the older children working with more challenging and advanced activities. The multiage structure of our classrooms allows social and emotional growth. Children become both learners and teachers and instil respect for others, becoming the leaders of the class.

Independence Encouraged

Activities encourage independence and freedom within appropriate limits. Children are free to choose their activity. They are drawn to activities that interest them while teachers provide direct demonstrations. After that, children begin to work with the activity independently. Children work independently with self-correcting materials which promotes independent learning. The materials are presented in a way which increases in difficulty and therefore encourages them towards their personal best.

Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them, they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves.Maria Montessori

Inspiring Peace

The Montessori approach encourages respect for all life on the planet, teaching the practices of inner peacefulness and peaceful interaction and communication.

Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.Maria Montessori

Prepared Environment

The Montessori learning environment is designed with the child in mind. Furniture’s are appropriate to their size and level, to enhance their comfort. The environment provides developmentally appropriate activities which are naturally appealing to the children. They are constantly intrigued by materials before them. Self-correcting materials help children develop independence, an essential step in mastery. In the outdoor environment, interacting with the natural world promotes brain development and interest in science.

The child should live in an environment of beauty.Maria Montessori