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Montessori School of Bedford

24 Tirrell Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110

(603) 627-9545


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The emphasis of our program is to provide children 3-6 years of age with an enriched and balanced social and academic environment. It is a non-competitive environment where the children are encouraged to work according to their own interests and abilities.

It is our role to assist the child in developing life skills that will carry them throughout their adult life. Without pressuring the child academically, the child is allowed to develop at his/her own pace, learn the importance of making responsible choices and actively direct his/her own experiences. Through careful observation we can monitor a child's learning process and connect them to the materials they are ready for.

Our role is to prepare the environment so that it meets the needs of the child's development relating to social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation. A well-prepared environment allows the child to be independent. Therefore, not having to rely on the adult as the main source of information promotes success and self-esteem. Most important is for the child to experience the joy of learning and develop a positive self-image.

The classroom consists of mixed age groups which fosters reciprocal learning between the older children and the younger children. The older children gain a great deal of confidence when working with the younger ones, and the younger children become exposed to more advanced social situations. This concept prepares them well for interacting with various age groups throughout their early lives.

Fair expectations and ground rules are established so that the children feel secure within themselves and with their surroundings. It is also important that the child learns respect for the materials, the environment and peers.

Our primary goal is to aid in helping each child reach their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives. To quote Dr. Maria Montessori, \"Each child is constantly working towards the person they will become.\"

Excerpted from the preschool's website