13329 State Route 9 Southeast
Snohomish, WA 98296
"The small child is a lover of work, intellectual work, spontaneously chosen and carried out with profound joy.
The child has a need of learning by doing. At each stage in the child's mental growth, corresponding physical occupations are provided by means of which they develop and refine their movements. Their natural wish "Help me do it by myself" is respected.
"The Method" is based on a profound respect for the child's personality. The child is allowed a large measure of liberty (not license), which forms the basis of real self-discipline.
The children work from their own free choice, without competition or coercion. Learning becomes its own true reward, and the sharing of learning naturally follows. Children help each other. This results in a positive social community within the classroom.
Finally, the Montessori Method develops the whole personality of the child, not merely the intellectual faculties but also the powers of deliberation, initiative, creativity, independent choice and group participation. The child is helped on both the emotional and intellectual level to gain skills, confidence, and awareness. The child grows into a mentally, physically and spiritually healthy and happy adult.
Excerpted from the preschool's website