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Diablo Valley Montessori School - Child Care

3390 Deer Hill Road
Lafayette, CA 94549

(925) 283-6225


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The "Montessori Method," developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is based on the belief that early childhood is the time when each child actively works to create the person he or she will someday become.
Dr. Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person, but rather, that each individual educates himself or herself. For this reason, children should be provided with a well-prepared learning environment and allowed to explore it freely, with an appropriate amount of responsibility given to them. Children are therby encouraged to develop self-confidence and a love of learning to prepare them for later years.
The role of the Montessori teacher is to aid children in their natural development and to support them in developing his or her full potential. This is achieved by carefully observing each child in order to assess and meet their individual needs.
Excerpted from the preschool's website