112050 Hundertmark Road
Chaska, MN 55318
"Jonathan Montessori House of Children serves the needs of individuals aiming for the fullest possible development of the human potential as a preparation for life. The Montessori experience strives to meet the needs of the child socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually. The environment offers the opportunity for exploration and discovery, encouraging independence and self-motivated learning.
Jonathan Montessori offers a learning environment for children ages 2 years 9 months through 6 years of age. The earlier children enter the program, the more opportunity they have to take advantage of their capabilities. From birth to age six, the young child learns in a very special way. Montessori calls this period “the absorbent mind”. Using their senses, very young children explore their world and absorb all that is within their environment. The Montessori environment is an extension of the home, offering a wealth of materials and experiences through which the child constructs his or her personality.
The environment at Jonathan Montessori is specially prepared to meet the needs of the child. Our philosophy and principles follow those of Dr. Maria Montessori, who opened the first “Children's House” in Rome in 1907. The materials and activities are scientifically designed to meet the needs of a child at his or her own developmental level. The teacher guides the children in their work, offering the avenues toward exploration and discovery. The children initiate their own work and show a great love for learning. They develop powers of concentration, awareness of our world, self-esteem and joy."
Excerpted from the preschool's website