Heritage Montessori School provides a carefully prepared environment for children 3 -6 years old, based on the educational principles established by Dr. Maria Montessori.
Dr. Montessori, Italy’s first female physician in the early 1900’s, dedicated her life to the scientific study of children, observing how they develop and learn. She discovered that young children have the unique ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings, which she called the absorbent mind. They are sensorial explorers, tirelessly interacting with the environment via their senses, teaching themselves rather than being passively “taught” by the teacher. In order to be happy, the children should be allowed to explore and discover.
Our classrooms cultivate an environment where the children are free to exercise their natural drive to work and learn. The child’s inherent love for learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous and meaningful “hands on” activities under the guidance of a Montessori trained teacher (directress). Through their work the children develop concentration, coordination and discipline. In an atmosphere of peace, calm, order and respect, the children progress at their own pace according to their own abilities during these crucial early years of development.
At Heritage Montessori School children of mixed age (3-6 years old) work together in the same classroom for a period of three years to encourage individual, social and academic development. This mixed age setting allows younger children to learn from their older peers while simultaneously allowing the older students the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge by sharing it with others.
Heritage Montessori School is a place where children discover the joys of learning, develop social and intellectual discipline and lay the foundation for a happy, harmonious and productive life. Each child’s unique personality is encouraged. Each child is respected and appreciated as an important member of our community.
“Children are a heritage from the Lord” Ps. 127
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