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Montessori Education

The early childhood curriculum is rooted in Maria Montessori's philosophy of educating the whole child in a nurturing, orderly environment designed to stimulate the child's natural curiosity, self direction, and love of learning. The classroom environment is a peaceful community in which students learn respect, compassion, and responsibility. Cooperation, friendship, and self motivation are fostered and occur naturally. The children work with a variety of learning materials individually, with a partner, or as a group. The teacher assists the children with lessons and gentle direction to guide them down their individual learning path. Lessons are presented individually or in a smaller group setting. Each child may work with a variety of learning materials at their own individual pace. Montessori Education is well known worldwide for its successes in early childhood education. Children emerge with advanced skills in all areas of the classroom which include: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language Arts, Mathematics, Earth Sciences and more. These areas of the classroom include and develop: