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Stay current, up to date and in the know. Research continues to show
and support the benefits of quality early learning programs.

INTRODUCTION TO MONTESSORI
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.
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It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive.

UNDERSTANDING MONTESSORI EDUCATION

Components necessary for a program to be considered authentically Montessori include multiage groupings that foster peer learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time, and guided choice of work activity. In addition, a full complement of specially designed Montessori learning materials are meticulously arranged and available for use in an aesthetically pleasing environment.

The teacher, child, and environment create a learning triangle. The classroom is prepared by the teacher to encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order. The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment offers to develop himself, interacting with the teacher when support and/or guidance is needed.

Multiage groupings are a hallmark of the Montessori Method: younger children learn from older children; older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. This arrangement also mirrors the real world, where individuals work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions.

Dr. Montessori observed that children experience sensitive periods, or windows of opportunity, as they grow. As their students develop, Montessori teachers match appropriate lessons and materials to these sensitive periods when learning is most naturally absorbed and internalized.

In early childhood, Montessori students learn through sensory-motor activities, working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experience: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, and movement.

In the elementary years, the child continues to organize his thinking through work with the Montessori learning materials and an interdisciplinary curriculum as he passes from the concrete to the abstract. He begins the application of his knowledge to real-world experiences.

This organization of information—facts and figures—prepares the child for the world of adolescence, when thought and emotion evolve into understanding more abstract, universal concepts such as equity, freedom, and justice.

source: link independence, movement and self-mastery will be nurtured, and their spirit will be celebrated.

MCA is a sunny, cheerful place with caring teachers and classrooms filled with colorful and exciting materials. It is also a community of families with diverse backgrounds who provide a wealth of interests, abilities and support to help our children get started on their lifelong adventure of learning.

Come visit and see for yourself!

Stay current, up to date and in the know. Research continues to show and support the benefits of quality early learning programs.

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SCHOOL APPS
The easy way for Montessori Educators to help bridge the communication gap between home and school!

The link between home and school is critical to the success of every child. The classroom apps allow our staff to communicate with you throughout your child’s day. You will receive photographs, anecdotes and daily trackers to keep you up to date on how your little one is doing during their time at school.

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Don’t miss a moment.
Never lose a memory.

Easily capture and share your child’s development
so you’ll never forget. From fun pictures and stories
to developmental milestones.

Never forget those special moments
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Keep family and friends in the loop

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Bridge the communication gap
between home and school!
Montessori Compass simplifies parent communication, resulting in a more personalized connection with the school community. MC makes it easy to share academic progress, social development, and those wonderful moments of childhood spontaneity that help make your classroom such an enjoyable place!
Online Parent Portal
Online Classroom Photos
Montessori Materials Photos & Descriptions
Activity Reports
Online Montessori Progress Reports
Online School Directory

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say,

‘The children are now working as if I did not exist’
MARIA MONTESSORI

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education;

all politics can do is keep us out of war.
MARIA MONTESSORI

Never help a child with

a task at which he feels he can succeed
MARIA MONTESSORI