The Visitation Montessori Program helps each child…
- to develop independence
- to learn through step-by-step activities
- to become a confident, competent learner
- to respect and get along with others
In Montessori education…
- children attain high mental and moral development at an early age
- children learn reverence, respect and gain a foundation for a spiritual life
- teachers have realistic expectations while challenging students to succeed
- time-tested methods harmonize with modern technology and educational thinking
- children learn practical, living skills and develop muscular coordination, physical independence and powers of concentration
The Montessori method provides children with opportunities to develop when they are ready, beginning as early as age two. In a carefully prepared environment, scaled to children’s spiritual, mental, social and physical development, naturally inquisitive children are free…
- to touch, to handle, to rearrange
- to explore, to experiment, to observe
- to discover the world and themselves
In these activities and others, children learn by doing. They have a sense of freedom within the structure of class “ground rules,” they can choose to work alone or with others, and they can work at their own pace. As a result, children are never penalized if they need extra time for a project, and they are never forced to mark time if they progress quickly.
Although accelerated learning at an early age is not the goal of the Montessori program, it is often the result. Many children advance quickly because Montessori teachers capitalize upon each child’s natural desire to learn. Through gentle guidance, children respond to the intrinsic joy of learning rather than to an extrinsic system of rewards and punishments. For more information about what makes a Montessori education unique, please click here.
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