1000 State Highway 109
Jerseyville, IL 62052
"The American Montessori Society desires to define Montessori education as it is practiced in AMS accredited schools, taught in AMS teacher education programs, and articulated in AMS sponsored publications, symposia and conferences.
The American Montessori Society is committed to promoting quality Montessori education for all children from birth to 18 years based on these key concepts:
The aim of Montessori education is to foster competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers.
Learning occurs in an inquiring, cooperative, nurturing atmosphere. Students increase their own knowledge through self- and teacher-initiated experiences.
Learning takes place through the senses. Students learn by manipulating materials and interacting with others. These meaningful experiences are precursors to the abstract understanding of ideas.
The individual is considered as a whole. The physical, emotional, social, aesthetic, spiritual, and cognitive needs and interests are inseparable and equally important. Respect and caring attitudes for oneself, others, the environment, and all life are necessary.
Excerpted from the preschool's website