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Mother Lode Montessori

3460 Robin Lane
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

(530) 677-0201


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The importance of education goes far beyond the academic knowledge we gain in our journey through school. It more importantly ignites our curiosity and desire to learn. It gives us the desire and the tools to learn. Education allows us to imagine, to create, to wonder and explore and discover the worlds around us. We embark on this educational journey from the moment we are born.
Children learn best through active participation with their environment. They learn by utilizing all of their senses. Children learn best when all their basic needs have been met. Children who feel safe and loved with secure attachments are more ready to learn.
A good learning environment meets the child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs. It is designed with the child in mind, considering both form and function. It provides adequate, developmentally appropriate materials in a safe, clean and organized manner. The size of the furniture, classroom and play yard are appropriate for the size and age of the children being served.
The staff of caring professionals are educated and responsive to the needs of the children they serve. Teachers should be as excited about learning as they are about teaching. Teachers should look upon each moment of a child's development and be in awe of the wonder in a child's heart and mind. Every moment is to be valued, appreciated, respected and honored
Excerpted from the preschool's website