From the Director:
The Montessori approach is child-centered, but adult guided. It is structured, but free for learning and emphasizes basics in an enjoyable way. The teacher "follows the child" and their needs, presents a lesson, and then steps back so the child can explore on their own. Through observation, Dr. Montessori discovered that children between the ages of 3 to 6 have an especially keen sensitivity to many areas of learning and development. These â€œsensitive periodsâ€, as she called them, start to fade just as many educational programs are preparing to start their work with the child.