“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”
Montessori Stars opens its doors in Fall of 2015. We are dedicated in following the teachings of Dr. Montessori. The school is created to give the community a quality preschool that provides children with a rich educational experience. The focus is on developing the ‘whole child’. Careful attention is be placed on all aspects of development such as emotional, physical, academic and social.
Maria Montessori Philosophy
Dr. Maria Montessori, the first Italian woman M.D., developed her educational philosophy by observing how children learn in a natural environment. Dr. Montessori dedicated her life to teaching children. The Montessori approach allows children to learn on their own, in a prepared environment, with careful guidance from the teacher.
Dr. Montessori created many manipulatives that help children learn. The prepared classroom is divided into four crucial areas but not limited to, Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, and Language. The primary goal of the teacher is to observe, and to guide the student. The goal of the student is to experience the process.
Using Dr. Montessori’s teachings, Montessori Stars is an alternative to traditional daycare or preschool that not only meets your childcare needs, but also provides an activity based learning environment. A Montessori environment is a peaceful atmosphere where children explore and learn in an hands on concrete way. Each classroom is organized in the following curriculum areas:
- Practical Life – manipulatives are used to develop coordination, balance and concentration. Children learn to care for the environment as well as care for themselves.
- Sensorial Area – focuses on the five senses. Manipulatives are used to develop the senses of hearing, vision, touch, taste, smell and perception.
- Math – Children understand symbols of quantity, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Language – children learn sounds (phonics) then beginning and ending sounds. Later they learn reading and writing.
Montessori curriculum focuses on the whole child. Besides basic academic skills, importance is given to music, art, movement and peace education.
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