The Montessori Method, originally developed for children with special needs, focuses on the whole child across all developmental domains – social, emotional, physical, and cognitive.
The Montessori Method is a teaching curriculum that was designed by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1907 and has proven to be a successful approach to the education of children across the globe.
Coming from a background of Psychology and Medicine, Dr. Montessori found that from the day children are born, they come equipped with a naturally occurring fascination with their surrounding world, which can be properly supported within a quality learning environment.
Dr. Montessori observed that all children develop at a different rate and determined that each child should be respected in this way, for each child is unique.
She saw that each child held a desire for both cognitive and physical stimulation, so she developed unique materials to meet those needs; materials that are still utilized in Montessori classrooms today.
The Montessori classroom is set up for each child to develop independence and confidence within themselves, their peers, and their surroundings.
In a proper Montessori environment, the shelves hold materials at the child’s level that each help to develop essential skills necessary for steady development. Again, at each child's own rate.
These materials span across multiple subjects; Mathematics, Language Arts, Sensorial, Practical Life, Science, Culture, and Geography.
When you bring your child into the classroom here at Whiting Woods Montessori, you will find beautiful materials ready to be explored; a loving and safe environment ready to be discovered; and quality teachers ready to guide your child to his/her greatest potential across all aspects of education, play, and development.