The Notre Dame Montessori Preschool is an early childhood center committed to meeting the educational needs of children from ages 2.9 years to 6 years. This program addresses each child from a holistic perspective believing that to fulfill the educational needs of young children, their psychological, intellectual, spiritual, physcial, and social needs must be all met.
Rooted in a Montessori philosophy, the major goals of the program are to create an atmosphere that fosters self-esteem, independence, and an inner motivation to learn. This atmostphere includes positive feedback, opportunities to frequently meet new challenges, and the freedom and responsibility to make personal choices. Through their experiences children learn about, develop, and appreciate their own unique abilities and personalities. (From Notre Dame Montessori Preschool brochure).