29 Aug

Montessori or Public Kindergarten?

Many parents who choose Montessori for their preschoolers want their children to continue Montessori through kindergarten if it is available.  Some parents look upon Montessori as a preschool preparation for public kindergarten.  These parents feel a Montessori school is a place where a very young child can be taken care of until he/she is old e
30 May

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.
12 Mar

The Purpose of Montessori Education

Dr. Maria Montessori, Italian educator and physician was the person who developed psychologically ingrained methods of educating children. Devoting her entire life to develop the same, she is immensely respected, honored and acknowledged for her work.
29 Feb

The Montessori Approach to 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.
24 Feb

How to Select a Montessori School

Parents who have decided that they would like a Montessori education for their children must think carefully about how to select Montessori school if they are to ensure that their children actually receive the education they want.
03 Feb

February Calendar

Welcome to February. We have a busy month ahead of us and the staff and I would like to share some of it with you. Please make note of all the activities so you won=t be left out of things!
29 Dec

Why To Choose Montessori

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.
10 Dec

December Curriculum

Cultural Subjects: During the month of December, the children will be discussing different holidays as part of our geography studies. In the midst of all this excitement, we are still maintaining our regular curriculum as well as rehearsing for the Holiday Show on December 23 at 11:00am.
20 Sep

The Color Tablets & Grading the Colors

The Color Tablets The child’s first introduction to color is a box containing six tablets - two red, two blue and two yellow. All the other tablets are the same size, shape and texture. They differ only in highly contrasting color. In this exercise, the child pairs the tablets and learns the corresponding names.
03 Sep

Sandpaper Letters

Sandpaper Letters - Shapes The child meets the alphabetical symbols by using the sandpaper letters. Each letter of the alphabet is outlined in sandpaper on an individual card, the vowels on blue and the consonants on red.