Montessori

Rather than teaching the child concepts, the Montessori environment is designed to stimulate children’s interest, simplify their understanding and enhance their learning capabilities, with the teacher acting as a guide or facilitator. Children aged 2 to six participate in the program. Our Montessori credentialed teachers have been trained in the Montessori philosophy and in the purposeful and specific use of Montessori materials.

The Montessori Method of education is unique in its approach to learning. Dr. Maria Montessori was Italy’s first female medical doctor. Using her scientific background, she observed tenement children in Rome. Based on her observations, she developed materials, created a child-centered environment, and helped revolutionize educational thought. She stressed respect for the child, freedom of expression, self-education, and training by using movement and the senses. Rather than teaching the child concepts, the Montessori environment is designed to stimulate children’s interest, simplify their understanding and enhance their learning capabilities, with the teacher acting as a guide or facilitator.


Children aged 2 to six participate in the program. Our Montessori credentialed teachers have been trained in the Montessori philosophy and in the purposeful and specific use of Montessori materials.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Ideally, children should remain in the Montessori program for three to four years. To complete the Montessori program, we encourage five-year-olds to complete their kindergarten year at Village Green. Montessori applicants for the 2 – 3 year old room must be 2 years old by September 30th. Montessori applicants for the 3-5-year-old Primary room must be 3 years old by September 30th and bathroom independent. Bathroom independence is defined by going to the bathroom, pulling down/up clothes, wiping, and washing hands with little to no assistance.


All students attend 5 days per week. Children recommended for more can stay 5 hours per day Tuesday through Friday, and 6 hours if they are Kindergarteners.

Practical Life

Activities

in daily living

The Montessori teacher organizes the learning environment into

five main work areas:

Our mission is to provide our children and families with a loving home away from home by intertwining a compassionate, nurturing environment with a challenging curriculum that meets the needs of the whole child, thus creating a school community.

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