15500 Howard Street
Southgate, MI 48195
"The philosophy of Montessori Center of Downriver, Inc. is the overall theory of an age appropriate learning
environment as specified by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.)
guidelines. We believe that the implementation of one theory is not sufficient; therefore, we have combined
the theories of Montessori, Piaget, and those of traditional nursery schools to meet the social and cognitive
needs of children.
· That each child carries with them the person that they will someday become.
· That each child is different, and therefore, develops and learns at their own rate.
· The preschool years are critical years for the cognitive and social development of the child.
· The children deserve the opportunity to build self-esteem and positive attitudes about learning.
Our philosophy takes the whole child into account with physical, emotional, and cognitive foundations. Our
environment fosters creativity through freedom of choice and freedom of movement. By careful observation
of the child, the teacher can direct the child to purposeful activities that will fulfill all of their developmental
Excerpted from the preschool's website