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  1. How Montessori Teaches Math And Shapes The Mathematical Mind

    According to Dr. Maria Montessori, the absorbent mind occurs from birth until approximately the age of six.   During this time period, a child experiences a period of intense mental activity that allows him or her to “absorb” learning from their environment on an unconscious level with very little effort.  Learning during this absorbent mind period is natural and… Continue Reading »
  2. Understanding the Montessori Method: Learning Through Senses

    Understanding the Montessori Method:  Learning Through Senses Dr. Maria Montessori believed that children have “sensitive periods” for learning.  She observed that the first six years of children’s lives are directed by their absorbent minds.  Learning is never-ending and begins at birth.  As newborns, we immediately start to explore our environment through our senses and begin to learn about our… Continue Reading »
  3. Can my child attend your kindergarten program part-time?

    The State of Ohio has minimum number of instructional  hours that students must meet in order to qualify to receive their Kindergarten certificate. A student may attend our 3 day/week program if you do not need the flexibility to take any large amount of time off for vacations and such. If you do require more flexibility… Continue Reading »
  4. How is your curriculum and daily schedule structured?

    Montessori & Reggio are very free flowing curriculums in that the children’s day moves based on their interests. Outside of meal, recess and rest times, the day moves based on children’s selections of materials.  
  5. What is a typical day in the Primary classroom?

    The children come in and are greeted by the teacher.  Children wash their hands.  They begin their three-hour work cycle that focuses on the five main areas of the classroom: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Science/Geography.  During that three-hour work cycle, the child will pick a work that has already been presented to them by… Continue Reading »
  6. How do you get a child to do work or different work throughout the day?

    Our lead teachers are experienced and certified Montessori teachers.  Since Montessori is a very individualized curriculum, Montessori teachers must track each child’s progression through the materials as the children are self-paced.  The children know they must master an activity before they are able to progress to the next material.  Having mixed-age groups creates purpose and intention as… Continue Reading »
  7. How does the Montessori teacher discipline in the classroom?

    Montessori classrooms treat children with respect and kindness.  Grace and courtesy are huge components of the Practical life area in the classroom; the children learn how to care for their environment, care for themselves, and care for each other.  In a Montessori classroom, the children are trusted to learn from their mistakes that they make… Continue Reading »