Montessori schools do not rely on typical grade level divisions, because there are mixed age groups in each classroom. At kindergarten age, children have established basic academic skills and are responsible for helping younger students learn those same skills.
This video offers a look at the three-year program that culminates in kindergarten. These years are essential for establishing the skills necessary to socialize, continue learning, and take on challenges in more advanced grade levels. Because children are charged with the task of serving as role models in Montessori kindergarten, they reinforce the skills they have learned over the past two years and begin to understand subjects on a more abstract level.
If you want to provide your child with the benefits of a Montessori education , call The Montessori School at (972) 727-2800 for our Starcreek campus or (972) 985-8844 for our North Dallas campus. We offer programs for children from six weeks through sixth grade.
Raising a child with the guidance of Maria Montessori’s Method supports his or her natural curiosity, independence, and resiliency. When you enroll your child in a Montessori school, consider talking to his or her teacher about ways of implementing Montessori principles in your home. For example, in a Montessori school, learning materials are placed on low shelves, where children can reach them without asking for help from an adult. You can replicate this practice in your child’s bedroom, the kitchen, and throughout the house.
Montessori schools teach students to be responsible stewards of their environment. This applies to the indoor environment as well as the great outdoors. Teach your child basic self-care skills to use at home, such as folding laundry, assisting with meal preparation, and cleaning the counters. Lastly, try to avoid giving your child external rewards for work. The Montessori Method teaches that self-motivation arises from the satisfaction of a job well done.
For further information about the approach of a Montessori school , you can visit the website of The Montessori School. Contact our Montessori school in Allen at (972) 908-5055 or in North Dallas at (469) 685-1732.