8625 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
"Basic to the Montessori philosophy is the concept that children are motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love of knowledge. The goal of early childhood education is to cultivate the child's own natural desire to learn. This is achieved within a prepared environment. Modern research has reinforced Dr. Montessori's observations that children pass through various sensitive periods of intense fascination for learning a particular activity or skill. The Montessori classroom encourages and invites the child during the.these sensitive stages with appropriate materials. Within a framework of order, the child develops according to his/her own will and readiness under the guidance of the teachers. Children acquiring basic skills in this natural way gain an early enthusiasm for learning as their inner personal dignity, independence, and self-discipline develop. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website