About the Montessori Philosophy
The Montessori Method is an internationally recognized curriculum that has been practiced for over100 years. The philosophy encourages children to develop respect for themselves, for others and for the environment while allowing children to work at their own pace, in their interest areas. Montessori believes that children are drawn to particular interests based on “critical periods” (optimum times of learning). The teacher’s job is to observe and create a prepared space that allows each child the freedom to choose work in reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, science, practical life (daily living skills) and sensorial activities. In the Montessori classroom, children are given uninterrupted work periods allowing them to build concentration skills and find pleasure in learning.
The classroom is made up of children 3-6 (including kindergarteners). Mixed age groups reflect the “real world.” Older children act as mentors to the younger ones and younger children are motivated by their more “advanced” peers, not just academically but socially
also. Grace and courtesy are fundamental to every classroom allowing the children to navigate the world around them and develop healthy social and emotional learning skills.
The individualized Montessori approach allows children to grow and thrive academically, emotionally and socially. Visit us at Southwood Learning Center and see the difference Montessori can make.
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