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Montessori education guides the child's natural urge to create his own personality and humanity. He builds his mind as he uses his muscles to created coordination. He challenges himself to solve problems as he explores the environment and has to discover how things work. He builds an inner road map for his own personal organization through the guidance of the Montessori Guide and the order of the Montessori environment. The social and emotional aspects of the child's personality develop in an environment where children interact with each other and choose their work according to guidelines that are logical and orderly. Natural limitations in the classroom help the child to know that movements as well as social interactions are handled with developing self-discipline and care that lead to responsibility. The child learns academic concepts of language, mathematics, science, geography, music and art through his work with the Montessori materials which are self-teaching. The result is the child being a contributing member of their home, school and community. Classrooms are based on the AMI Montessori pedagogy (the art, science, or profession of teaching). The children have choices in their work selection once given a lesson by the directress. The directress presents lessons individually and in small groups.
The Montessori philosophy encourages us to see children as they really are, and to provide an environment which enables them to reach their highest potential.
Goals of a Montessori Education
“You can’t understand Google,” vice president Marissa Mayer says, “unless you know that both Larry and Sergey were Montessori kids.”
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