Po Box 547
Sutton, MA 01590-0547
"The main purpose of the COUNTRY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN is to help develop the whole child, physically, intellectually, and socially. It aims at helping him/her discover and then fulfill all their potentials. To achieve this end, an attempt is made to create an environment and atmosphere where the child will develop a great love for learning.
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. He/she must educate themselves or it will never be done. A truly educated person continues learning long after the hours and years they spend a classroom because they are motivated from within by a natural curiosity and a love for knowledge. Dr. Montessori felt therefore, that 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 his/her natural desire to learn.
In the Montessori classroom this objective is approached in two ways; by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by his/her own choice rather than by some outside force; and secondly by helping him/her perfect all their natural tools for learning so their ability will be developed at a maximum in the future learning situations. The Montessori materials in the classroom have this dual long-range purpose in addition to their immediate purpose of giving specific information to the child."
Excerpted from the preschool's website