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The Montessori Environment

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A positive environment

The Classroom Environment

In the Montessori preschool classroom, the teacher creates a positive environment that encourages the child to develop positive self image, independence, language skills, focus and concentration, good listening, self-awareness, self-control and the love of learning. The classroom also provides children with a setting in which to develop appropriate social skills such as peaceful resolutions to conflict.

This environment, the “prepared environment,”
is divided into five main areas:

Practical Life: to develop concentration and attention to detail
Sensorial: to distinguish, categorize and relate new information to that already learned
Cultural: an introduction to geography, zoology, biology and history
Language: encompasses both writing and a phonetic basis for reading
Mathematics: using concrete materials, leading to the understanding of abstract concepts.

Our accredited Montessori teachers, create a safe, success oriented environment where each child has the opportunity to experience hands on, individualized learning and to enjoy his or her own accomplishments. Montessori’s unique materials are attractive, tactile, concrete and self correcting. Children experience the lessons through many senses. Each child chooses and progresses through the lessons at his or her own pace. This allows each child to work at his or her appropriate level in each area – striving to reach his or her own potential.

My vision of the future is… individuals passing from one stage of independence to a higher one, by means of their own activity through their own effort of will, which constitutes the inner evolution of the individual.

DR. MARIA MONTESSORI