20550 Roscoe Boulevard
Winnetka, CA 91306
"Dr Maria Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. Child must do it herself/himself or will never be done.
The truly educated inividual continues learning long after the hours and years child spends in the classroom because child's motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge.
Therfore, the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts from a pre-selected course of studies, but rather to cultivate her own natural desire to learn.
In the Montessori classroom, this objective is approached in two ways. First, by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by childs own choice, rather the being forced; and second, by helping child to perfect all her natural tools for learning, so that the childs ability will be at a maximum in future learning situations.
Montessori materials fulfil this dual long range purpose addition to their immediate purpose of giving specific information to the child.
Excerpted from the preschool's website