Dr. Maria Montessori, a visionary of her time and Italy’s first female physician, started the first Montessori classroom 1907. Through her profound interest in child development and her acute scientific observation of children from various backgrounds and cultures, she developed a unique and time-tested method of education.
Dr. Montessori wrote, “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to age six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself is being formed.” Recent studies confirm that from conception to age 4, the children develop 50% of their mature intelligence; from 4 to 8 years they develop another 30%! An amazing opportunity awaits your child in the preschool years!
Montessori Develops the Whole Child
Montessori education develops the whole child. The curriculum encourages independence, the development of problem solving skills, and social development, all through a self-directed education and multi-sensory approach to learning. The essential ingredient in a child’s learning is the prepared environment. Children are encouraged to explore, question, and experience the joy of discovering the world around them.
- Individualized Instructions
- Hands on approach
- Prepared environment
- Freedom of movement
- Mixed-age group
With self-directed education and multi-sensory learning, Montessori curriculum encourages independence, problem solving skills and social development. At Sugar Mill Montessori, we can provide the power of Montessori to your child. Contact us today for more information.