At Arbor View Montessori preschool and child care we teachers nurture the artistic spirit of the child and prepare a visually appealing art environment that sets the child’s creativity in motion.
To confer the gift of drawing we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, and a soul that feels; and in this task the whole of life must cooperate. In this sense life itself is the only preparation for drawing.
- Maria Montessori
Our specially trained teachers respect the child by creating meaningful experiences, and teaching the processes and techniques to use different media. Then the child crafts from his or her own imagination and creativity. Suggestions and techniques are offered but not imposed, encouraging the child’s self esteem to flourish.
With the Montessori creative arts preschool program children express themselves through a variety of creative arts including: storytelling, puppetry, plays, show and tell, cooking and arts & crafts. Singing and dancing are also a part of their daily experiences.