Montessori guides children to a
lifelong love of learning
Montessori education is named for the Italian physician, Maria Montessori, who formulated the educational theory and method based on scientific research and keen observation of the child. It is recognized and practiced worldwide as the hallmark in preschool education.
Dr. Montessori designed an extensive assortment of concrete multi-sensory materials with which to implement her program. She first employed her program (often referred to as the Montessori Method) in the slums of Rome in 1907, where she won worldwide acclaim for her extraordinary accomplishments.
She later developed an extensive training program for teachers which demonstrated the use of her materials and related that use to the child’s development. She stressed a full and deep understanding of the developmental process of the whole child and how development interacts with the environment.
Village Montessori School’s fundamental philosophy is respect for the child. We want to get as many children in the Roswell area ready for life as we can.
The primary and toddler educational methods are designed to foster independence, critical thinking, perseverance, self-discipline and self-direction, as well as to promote order, organization and the development of responsibility.
Montessori toddler education enhances a child’s sense of self and others and helps children develop a healthy self-confidence. The child’s natural curiosity is observed and nurtured, creating a love of learning.
Montessori believed the mission of the teacher was to prepare a child oriented environment and observe each child’s natural tendencies.
The child is allowed freedom within this prepared environment to follow those innate tendencies along the natural path of development. Individualized instruction allows the directress to meet each child’s needs at her own level of development or interest.
Village Montessori School’s child-oriented prepared environment offers exercises in practical life, exploration and refinement of the senses, instruction and exploration of language, mathematics, geography, history and science. Daily activities include creative experiences in art and music, as well as art and music appreciation.
Montessori classes employ individualized instruction of sequenced academics guided by each child’s own developmental process. The use of multi-age classes is a critical element of Montessori education. We also offer summer programs and extra-curricular activities.
Research indicates achievement rates of children educated using Montessori methods are two to three times those of their peers. They also exhibit an increase in higher cognitive skills and interpersonal skills.
The latest research on brain development reveals the brain is not fully formed until age 16. Researchers suggest appropriate early stimulation can raise intellectual functioning, as measured by I.Q. scores, by as much as 20 percent.
Montessori education capitalizes on the important early years by introducing meaningful learning experiences that positively impact brain development and thereby have a lasting effect. Successful completion of the Montessori Primary program amply prepares the child for the challenges ahead in first grade and beyond.
The Elementary curriculum encompasses all subjects – language, mathematics, geometry, botany, zoology, geography, the physical sciences, and the arts — in lessons that allow for open-ended, unlimited exploration in areas of specific interest to the child.
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