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The Montessori School will encourage your child’s natural curiosity and love of learning. Call us today to learn more about the benefits of a Montessori education. Reach our Allen or North Dallas locations at (972) 727-2800 or (972) 985-8844, or visit our website to learn more about our programs. In the meantime, read the articles below for more details on the Montessori Method.
Get the answers to some frequently asked questions compiled by the American Montessori Society.
ParentingTree.org discusses some of the key benefits of a Montessori education, including the active learning activities.
Implement some Montessori methods into your home with this guide by Daily Montessori.
The Montessori Foundation delves into the details of questions that parents often ask, including the method’s principles regarding homework and tests.
For a basic overview of this educational approach, head over to the International Centre for Montessori Education (ICME). This link includes information about the curriculum.
Last updated 15 days ago
Parents who are new to the Montessori Method likely have a lot of questions about it. For those accustomed to the rigorously structured classrooms of most public schools, the Montessori classroom may seem a little mysterious. If you’re thinking about enrolling your child, talk with a Montessori teacher about the learning environment and what activities your child may participate in. Here are some of the answers to questions that parents commonly ask:
What Age Ranges Do Montessori Schools Teach?
This depends on the particular school; however, the Montessori Method is applicable to children of all ages – from infants and toddlers to preteens and teens. Montessori schools often offer early childhood education programs to infants that emphasize healthy development and an exploration of the natural world. It’s recommended that you enroll a child in a Montessori school as early in life as possible so he or she can grow within the program. However, children of all ages can benefit by switching to these schools.
What Type of Curriculum Do Montessori Schools Use?
The academic program and enrichment programs offered at these schools are highly challenging and encourage students to excel beyond their goals. Programs for infants and toddlers support each child’s cognitive development by providing sensory stimulation. As the child grows, he or she benefits from education in mathematics, language arts, geography, history, and the sciences. Schools also offer enrichment programs in music, computers, physical education, gardening, and more.
Why Aren’t Grades Given?
Maria Montessori believed that the true rewards for learning come from within. Children in a Montessori classroom develop a keen sense of self-motivation and pride in their work. Grades are merely external rewards that do not necessarily motivate children to excel. Still, Montessori teachers closely observe children, provide guidance when necessary, and take detailed notes on each child’s progress. Parents will meet often with teachers throughout the school year.
Contact The Montessori School with any other questions you might have about our programs. We offer programs for children from six weeks to 12 years of age. Call our Allen or North Dallas locations at (972) 727-2800 or (972) 985-8844 to learn more.
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An arts education is as vital to your child’s mental and physical development as any other facet of her Montessori school experience. While subjects like math and science have their place among the essential building blocks of childhood education, the arts are also fundamental for learning and growth. The following demonstrates how the arts can benefit a child’s Montessori school career:
Motor Skill Development
The arts are by nature hands-on activities. Painting, drawing, and sculpting each involve evolved hand-eye coordination. As a result, children who participate in these tasks enjoy more opportunities to develop their fine motor skills. If your child is experiencing a lag in this particular area of growth, placing her in a Montessori daycare program can help.
Creating art requires an advanced comprehension of imagination and symbolism. A child who draws a picture of her family recognizes that each figure is a representation of her mother, father, and siblings. A student who paints a fire-breathing dragon has the capacity to depict unique images. These skills are indicative of a mind evolved to understand complex topics, which comes uniquely from their ability to formulate art.
A Sense of Self-Pride
Art presents the chance to create a picture or object unlike anything ever seen before. This opportunity to make or build pieces strictly from one’s own imagination and skills can provide children with an innate sense of accomplishment. Recognizing that they can bring into the world something wholly unique can instill in children the self-confidence that is so important during the development process.
The Montessori School places a high priority on the enrichment and joy that the arts can bring to children. That’s why our Montessori preschool plan includes an arts program as a vital component of our overall academic vision. Call our Allen, Dallas, or Plano locations at (972) 727-2800, (972) 985-8844, or (972) 618-8844 to learn more about our arts enrichment program.
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An important component of the Montessori school philosophy is that opportunities for learning are everywhere. While classrooms and textbooks constitute a fundamental part of the education experience, academic growth needn’t end when the school day does. Parents can further their children’s cognitive advancement with everyday activities at home.
Bring Science into Backyard Play
No matter the season, you can teach your children about the world around her from your own backyard. Many children love to play outside, which makes this particular learning lesson all the easier to achieve. As your children roam and run around your backyard, ask them how the grass grows or why ants build hills. Point out a bird’s nest or demonstrate how pollen helps flowers spread. The opportunities for at-home science classes are endless.
Add Math to Dinnertime
If you have a picky eater, you may find dinnertime more worrisome than educational. However, you can quickly turn each meal into an impromptu math lesson in a matter of moments. Ask your child to count the number of peas on her plate. Encourage her to subtract from that number each time she takes a new bite. By combining dinnertime with math class, you can make both more fun.
Incorporate Vocabulary into Cooking
Even the cooking process provides ample chances to teach your children. Most children don’t have the opportunity to learn certain words and phrases outside the kitchen. Show your child the difference between boiling and broiling. Explain how dicing differs from shredding. Teaching your children a larger vocabulary will encourage them to understand the finer distinction between words and their meanings.
Would you like to learn more tips on how to make your home a secondary classroom? Then call The Montessori School at (972) 727-2800, (972) 985-8844, or (972) 618-8844. Our learning campuses in Allen, Dallas, and Plano can help children explore their personal interests and passions.
Last updated 1 month ago
A Montessori education can provide your child with a strong sense of independence and a lifelong foundation for learning all types of skills. If you want to explore Montessori educational opportunities in the Dallas area, contact The Montessori School at one of our two locations by calling (972) 727-2800 or 972-985-8844. You can also visit our website to find information about each of our campuses.
You can find a number of helpful tips to get your child excited about learning to cook in this article from Parents Magazine.
Psychology Today explains the benefits of independent learning for children acquiring new skills in mathematics.
If you want to see how Montessori strategies work in special needs educational programs, visit ProTeacher.org.
When you head to AMSHQ.org, you will see a brief history of Montessori education and its founder, Maria Montessori.
DailyMontessori.com lists some Maria Montessori quotes that represent her unique and insightful philosophies on early childhood development and education.
A Montessori education can provide your child with a strong sense of independence and a lifelong foundation for learning all types of skills. If you want to explore Montessori educational opportunities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, contact The Montessori School at one of our two locations by calling (972) 727-2800 or 972-985-8844. You can also visit our website to find information about each of our campuses.