Montessori Method

Why Choose Montessori

Arbor View Montessori School
Why Choose Montessori

At Arbor View Montessori, we believe every child deserves the chance to reach his or her intellectual and social potential. Maria Montessori, the founder of Montessori Education, understood how a good education unlocks and realizes children's potential.

How Montessori Kids Learn

Montessori Education
How Montessori Kids Learn

Children up to six years old see the world in very concrete ways. They learn about their environment through what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell. In a Montessori education children work with learning materials that can be experienced through the senses.

Montessori & Science

Children learn science by experiencing life
Montessori & Science

"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry." – Maria Montessori

At Arbor View Montessori School, science is introduced to children at a young age with subjects like botany and zoology. Children have a natural desire to explore what they see. We provide various opportunities for the child to study and observe their environment, through gardening, nature walks, and care of animals.

The Practical Life Activities

The Practical Life Activities

Practical Life activities at Arbor View Montessori School develop concentration, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Dr. Montessori wrote, “A child’s work is to create the person he or she will become. An adult works to perfect the environment, but a child works is to perfect his or herself” Using the child’s natural inclination as a point of departure, Dr. Montessori structured several exercises for the classroom to help the child satisfy their need for meaningful activity.

Montessori Runner

Izzy Fauria
Montessori Runner

At Arbor View Montessori, there are reasons why school children who attended a Montessori preschool and kindergarten outperform children who attended traditional daycare or preschool.

The reasons have to do with understanding the natural psychology of children and how they learn best. An education that focuses on the individual development of the child instead of tests and competition is more successful.

Benefits of the Pouring Activity

Benefits of the Pouring Activity

Carrying the water in a pitcher and pouring it into a basin helps the child to perfect his coordination. At Arbor View Montessori Practical Life Exercises involve the use of water with which most children naturally like to play. As children become absorbed in an activity such as pouring water, the activity gradually helps lengthen their span of coordination. You don’t usually find these types of activities at daycare and preschools. Montessori activities help children learn to pay attention to details and follow a regular sequence of action.

Underpinning of Montessori

Underpinning of Montessori

The basic belief underpinning the Montessori Method was the belief that the essential factor in the Montessori outlook is that it is not the adult who creates the child; it is the child who, through his experiences, creates a human being (Seldin, 1996, p. 8). Dr. Montessori felt that this ability has to be nurtured from birth on. First, it is developed in the family, then at school, and later in life. What usually happens is that children are told what to do, and they learn what the adult tells them to do. This is what many traditional preschool and daycare centers do.

The Montessori Approach to Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

In The Absorbent Mind, 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 the age of six. For that is the time when man's intelligence itself, his greatest implement is being formed. But not only his intelligence; the full totality of his psychological powers… At no other age has the child a greater need of an intelligent help, and any obstacle that impedes his creative work will lessen the chance he has of achieving perfection."

Why To Choose Montessori

The Differences Between Montessori Education and Traditional Pre School
Montessori Schools

At Arbor View Montessori every child is unique and precious. Every child deserves the chance to reach his or her intellectual and social potential. Maria Montessori, the founder of Montessori Education, understood how a good education unlocks and realizes children's potential. She set up schools for children of all ages, from language nests (birth to three, to primary (kindergarten) schools, to elementary schools and high schools.

Defining Montessori Preschool Programs

Montessori preschool programs are widespread throughout the United States
Defining Montessori Preschool Programs

Montessori preschool programs offer parents an alternative to traditional school. Unfortunately, many parents are unaware of Montessori preschools and an even larger number of parents are unaware of Montessori methods and curriculum.

Parents need to be more aware of Montessori methods and other teaching and learning strategies which will help increase their knowledge of various curricula, build their child’s self-esteem, and most importantly, increase their child’s academic achievement when they enter a traditional school.

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