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Growing Light Montessori School

201 East Main Street
Midway, UT 84049

(435) 654-2163


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We decided to follow Dr. Maria Montessori's teachings because of her careful study of children. She made many discoveries that led her to develop and refine the Montessori approach to learning.

At the heart of the Montessori philosophy is the idea that children pass through sensitive periods of learning. To fulfill these special needs, Montessori classrooms provides the child with a highly interactive, hands-on educational environment that encourages a genuine and life-long love of learning.

At Growing Light, we broaden educational opportunities for children and incorporate the following Montessori principles:

Respect for the child
A prepared environment that supports self-directed learning
Observant educators that interact with a genuine warmth, patience, and understanding.
A child's freedom of movement to promote interaction and personal choice in activity
Uninterrupted time to finish each activity successfully, a true builder of self-esteem
Recognition of the parent as the primary educators.
We have two teachers, Sarah Harrigan and Tara Stafford, and one assistant, Erin Leary who work with the children in small groups and one-on-one:

Excerpted from the preschool's website