5801 Carmel Ave Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87113-1754
"In our school, we emphasize the child's growth and development as a total person. This implies a constant awareness that each child is developing physically, emotionally and socially, as well as intellectually. This awareness allows children to take the lead in the learning process based on the unique needs of each child's particular stage of development. The Montessori certified teacher is trained to recognize and respond to these stages of development. This implies the structuring of both curriculum content and classroom environment so as to enhance the child's own discovery of the world. The curriculum is sequenced to expose
children to all subject areas, firing imagination and providing skills to enable children to pursue all interest areas. The curriculum is designed to respond to the child's mental appetite, providing the freedom to choose and emphasize creativity, imagination and active involvement in learning. For this to occur, children must acquire the necessary basic skills, as these are the tools essential to continued development. The teacher functions as a facilitator and consultant who stimulates the child's own interests and curiosity within a prepared environment. The classroom environment is structured to stimulate the child's enthusiasm for new ideas and new skills, and then provide the opportunity to use these new skills and apply these new ideas. The Montessori material is the key: it is the child who opens the door. The materials do not give all the answers, but awaken interest and give the possibility of finding solutions."
Excerpted from the preschool's website