The Montessori Approach to education originated in the early 1900's my Maria Montessori, the first woman doctor in Italy. Her educational ideas grew out of her experiences. Montessori's method has been used for over 100 years in many parts of the world
Montessori has two basic principles. First, children and developing adults engage in psychological self-construction by means of interaction with their environments. Second, children, especially under the age of six, have an innate path of psychological development. Based on her observations, Montessori believed that children who are at liberty to choose and act freely within an environment prepared according to her model would act spontaneously for optimal development.
Our program is tailored to meet the needs of each student. We focus on the ages from two to nine. As a Montessori program we are constantly evolving and changing our activities to encourage autonomy and growth in each child Among the many subjects offered at Bell Canyon Montessori are Math, Computer Basics, Arts & Crafts, Music & Dance, Foreign Languages, Phonetics, Science, and many more.
Children ages 3-6 are grasping the same concepts as their peers in a traditional classroom, but the idea is for children to learn individually and at their own pace by moving freely around the room and choosing from a wide range of hands-on, age-appropriate activities that are designed to teach specific skills
Our objectives are to help the child develop independence as a learner, to have comfortable and productive peer relations, to learn those basic skills and concepts necessary for intellectual development, to be aware of and to organize their environment in terms of his or herself, to establish for the child effective learning strategies and to kindle an excitement for learning
North American Montessori Center has been training Montessori teachers for over 30 years, and they are the world leader in Montessori education and curriculum resources.
“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.”