74 Babcock Rd
Petersburg, NY 12138-5102
"Morning Star follows the Montessori Method of education, based on Dr. Maria Montessori's scientific observations of how children develop and learn.
We believe the parents are the first and life long teachers of their children. We enter into a collaborative partnership with parents to provide an excellent Montessori education for their children.
We are a child-centered community. Our students learn from each other and because of each other. They have the same teachers for three years.
We affirm each student as a unique individual. We facilitate each student's physical, social, intellectual and, spiritual development.
We teach our students to be kind and peaceful.
We treat our students with respect and dignity. In turn, they want to treat each other with that same respect and dignity.
We acknowledge that children learn in different ways and according to the rate of their own development. Our teachers carefully observe each student. They design their learning environments according to the needs, interests and abilities of their students.
We observe that children learn best by doing. Our classrooms are "living rooms" designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration. Students choose from a vast array of self-correcting, hands on, learning materials arranged logically and sequentially on low open shelves."
Excerpted from the preschool's website