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Children's Gate Montessori Preschool

3419 Walkup Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

(815) 459-2646


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"� It is our belief that the early years of life are critical to the development of the child.

� During this time foundations are laid for his/her future growth, not only intellectually, but emotionally and spiritually also.

� We believe children are different from adults and possess unique abilities to learn that flourish in specially prepared environments.

� Our goal is to provide an enriched learning environment that offers children choices within constructive limits.

� Each child is an individual and as such approaches learning on an individual basis.

� We believe that young children have a deep love and need for purposeful work that will encourage their mental and physical maturity.

� As the child interacts within the prepared environment, under the observation and guidance of trained teachers, it is our hope that they will come to a full realization of their potential.

� We view education at this time of life as an aid to living and structure our environments accordingly.

� Beginnings is based on a Christian foundation. We include stories of Jesus in our curriculum and celebrate the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter from a Christian perspective. We feel strongly that a child's faith is the responsibility of the family, and we seek to support the family.

Excerpted from the preschool's website