Dr. Maria Montessori believed that education begins at birth and that the first years, being the most formative, are the most important. This system of education is both a philosophy of child growth and a rationale for guiding such growth. It is based on the child's developmental needs for freedom within limits, and a carefully prepared environment. The child develops by means of experiences in his environment. These experiences are called "work". The child has a deep love and need for purposeful work. He works, however, not as an adult for profit and completion of a job, but for sake of the activity itself. Many activities are offered which differ from those in traditional nursery schools. Exploration of ideas is encouraged from a concrete level to abstraction in an orderly way. A rich curriculum is provided with experiences in art, music, mathematics, science, language and practical life. Learning is individualized and the impulse for learning is the self-motivation that exists within each child.
We have developed our curriculum to allow our students to develop and grow, while directing their own learning.
Montessori education is based on a child-centered approach that focuses on individual learning and development. The Montessori system represents an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning while mainstream education teaches children how to repeat what they hear, without understanding the concept of the material.