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Early Years Montessori School

3241 Brush Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041

(703) 237-0264


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Montessori schools are founded upon a deep respect for each individual child. Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian pediatrician and founder of the philosophy that inspired children's Houses through the world, believed that children posses an intrinsic desire to explore, discover, and learn about their environment.

Montessori schools help children to build within themselves the foundations for a lifetime of effective learning. Montessori educators believe in the following observation and promises of Dr. Maria Montessori:

That each child carries within himself/herself the person that he/she will someday become.

That each child is different – each develops at his/her own pace.

That children need sound learning experiences during the non-recoverable early years. Children should have opportunities to build positive attitudes towards themselves – and towards others during those years.

That Montessori children learn how to learn. Patterns established in those early years produce confident, competent learners for life.

That children who attend Montessori schools develop valuable personal characteristics – among these self-confidence, independence, initiative, sense of order, ability to concentrate, persistence, increased curiosity and pride in learning.

We believe that all these things happen when children develolp at their own pace in a joyful atmosphere that balances intellectual stimulation, creativity and love.

The Montessori teacher surrounds children with a carefully planned, stimulating environment. The children discover materials especially designed for their readiness and maturity, and develop at their own pace in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Montessori children work both individually and in groups with other learning materials that reflect today's society. Your child receives the individual attention needed in a happy, relaxed atmosphere where older children help the younger children naturally.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule
7:00 - 8:45 Free Play
8:45 - 9:00 Bathroom Break
9:00 - 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 - 9:45 Morning Snack
9:45 - 11:00 Montessori Program
11:00 - 11:45 Outside Play
11:45 - 12:00 Bathroom Break
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Time
12:30 - 2:30 Nap Time
2:30 - 3:00 Bathroom Break
Afternoon Snack
3:00 - 3:30 Circle Time
3:30 - 4:30 Outside Play
4:30 - 4:45 Bathroom Break
4:45 - 6:00 Afternoon Activities "
Excerpted from the preschool's website