The basic idea of Montessori philosophy is that children are individuals with their own strengths, weaknesses, interests, and learning styles.  Acknowledging these traits is the key to a child's fundamental development.  While working in "the prepared environment," we provide the child has the opportunity to work on concepts at a level that challenges them yet is not frustrating.  We believe that when a child is working like this, they are more engaged and focused. This leads to a deeper understanding of the material with less boredom and frustration, thereby creating a genuine, lasting interest in learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Philosophy

"LITTLE CHILDREN, FROM THE MOMENT THEY ARE WEANED, ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE"                                 ~DR. MARIA MONTESSORI

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