401 N. Fairview Ave%2C Suite 1
Goleta, CA 93117
"Montessori's philosophy respects and embraces the natural worlds and the panorama of cultures, knowledge and arts. It respects both the individual and the community in its efforts to provide well-rounded education with the following emphases:
Intellectual: Hands-on material and teacher-facilitated learning creates a stimulating curriculum, responsive to individual learning styles and developmental stages ("sensitive periods"), that treats the child as both teacher and student, that fosters order, independence and creativity in thinking, and that provides a strong basis for scholastic ability and for optimizing intellectual potential.
Social: Adults and children in multi-age classrooms act as models for and encouragers of appropriate choices and behaviors that honor the feelings of self and others, that demonstrate mutual respect for members of the classroom and global communities and that foster qualities of leadership and group contribution.
Physical: Participation in play, fine and gross motor activities, fitness and performing arts reinforce the mind-body connection and enhance agility.
Creative: Exposure to visual and performing arts curricula strengthens, broadens, and enhances intellectual and cultural development.
Moral: Opportunities exist to learn and use ethical judgement and civility within the family-like order of the classroom, so that universal values such as respect, responsibility, honesty, self-discipline, compassion, perseverance and loyalty are supported.
Excerpted from the preschool's website