Benefits of Choosing a Montessori Education?
Montessori curriculum aims to support every aspect of a child’s development. These aspects include four elements — cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development — that make up what Montessori refers to as the whole child. Our students are extremely adaptable as they have been encouraged to make decisions from an early age and learned to work independently and in groups. Additionally, these students are problem-solvers that can make appropriate choices and manage their time well. Montessori students are encouraged to exchange ideas and discuss their work freely with others. As a result, children develop good communication skills, easing the way for them to enter new settings. A positive sense of self-esteem has been identified as one of the key predictors of future success. Montessori programs foster the development of positive self-esteem as they are based on self-directed, non-competitive activities that help children develop strong self-images and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.
Montessori schools inspire confidence, nurture the child’s innate desire for learning, discovery, and social interaction skills in an environment where teachers are encouraging, engaging and value each individual child. Children learn how to learn, and this prepares each child for future academic and social excellence. Montessori programs offer freedom for children to work at their own pace, without interruption, choosing from a range of activities that are developmentally challenging and appropriate.
Fosters Independence and Discipline
- Children choose which tasks they would like to work on and for how long
- Teachers set ground rules, encourage children, and guide all learning experiences
- Children-centered activities teach children to manage time and activities
- Montessori methods encourage creativity and imagination through lessons and activities
- Teachers focus on hands-on activities that nurture each child’s interests
- Children learn out-of-the-box thinking and creative problem-solving skills
The goal of Montessori education is to foster student development, promote individuality and creativity, and encourage all aspects of diversity. The Montessori classroom cultivates creativity by providing children with a visually appealing learning space. The concepts of classroom community, freedom of choice, and movement are paramount. The experiences in the Montessori classroom environment, children come to develop their independence, concentration, and sense of curiosity. By providing students with an environment that allows them to develop their sense of self and gain a deeper understanding of the world, Montessori lays the foundations for the cognitive processes necessary for creative endeavors.
Our Montessori classrooms always reflect diversity and connection to the world through hands-on activities. Children receive an opportunity to learn cultural foundations of other peoples and nations, respect their traditions and appreciate cultural differences. Montessori advocates for promoting diversity, understanding, and implementing value of different cultures. As a result, this teaches children to accept and respect people and their traditions from all over the world.
- Children of varying ages, capabilities, and cultures work and play together
- Classroom activities teach children to have an open mind and appreciate differences
- Peer interactions give children the tools they need to navigate throughout life
The Montessori educational method involves a child-centered approach. Dr. Maria Montessori based the Montessori Method on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. The Montessori Method has been successfully used in almost all counties of the world for nearly a century. Children are innately interested in learning about the world around them and through their natural curiosity are able to develop themselves. By providing an environment that supports natural development. Montessori education enables children to develop the fundamental capacities that they need to become happy and fulfilled individuals who contribute to society.
- Teachers guide children to learn, explore, and discover at their own pace
- Children are not rushed to learn curriculum
- Children are encouraged to enjoy learning for the sake of learning