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Village Montessori

Our mission is to foster a strong sense of community and respect for self, others, and the environment. We aim to provide the children with an opportunity to develop independence in a creative, educational environment and foster a lifelong love of learning.

Our Goal

Our goal at Village Montessori is to assist children in developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become productive members of their community. Our environment fosters children to be respectful of themselves, others, and their surroundings. We have created an enriched learning environment and employ certified teachers who want to work collaboratively with parents to achieve this.

 The Montessori Method

The Montessori philosophy and approach to educating children is a holistic method to each child’s individual development. With this in mind, we prepare an environment that fosters independence, concentration, and self-confidence. Our classroom offers children the experience of working with specialized materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori that encourages the overall development of the child. The materials are designed to provide successful learning experiences while developing a love and desire to learn from within. The children can choose materials freely, within the limits of their abilities, providing a personal developmental program for each child. The Montessori Method allows children to learn at their own pace according to their own capabilities in a non-competitive environment. The children experience the excitement of learning through their independent daily activities which help to cultivate the child’s own natural desire to learn, thus beginning the lifelong process of education.

 “The first essential for the child’s development is concentration…He must find out how to concentrate, and for this he needs things to concentrate upon…Indeed, it is just here that the importance of our schools really lies. They are places in which the child can find the kind of work that permits him to do this.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

 

  • Toddler Class

    Children enrolling in the Toddler class must be at least 18 months of age on their first day of school. This program is available five days a week as a morning (7:30am-11:45am) or lunch program (7:30am-1:00pm)

    Village Montessori’s Toddler Program draws on the idea that even very young children have the innate capacity and special desire to learn. Our program is structured to implement that concept and our classroom and curriculum is enriched with age-appropriate materials and surroundings. The focus at this age is on socialization, self-control, and independence. Dr. Maria Montessori believed that in order for children to develop critical thinking skills, they must be free to experience and manipulate objects in their surroundings. Additionally, socialization without constant adult intervention allows the child to gain the valuable skill of conflict resolution. The toddler classroom provides a nurturing and safe environment where our students have the freedom to learn through self-exploration and discovery, which brings order and satisfaction to their lives.

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  • Casa Class

    Children enrolling in the Casa class must be at least 2.5 years of age on their first day of school. Children must be able to use the bathroom with complete independence, diapers or pull-ups are not allowed at any time in the Casa class. This program is available five days a week as a morning (7:30am-12:00pm), lunch program (7:30am-1:30pm) or full day (7:30am-3:30pm).

    Our Casa curriculum is designed to teach children independence, fine/gross motor skills, practical life skills, language, mathematics, geography and culture. We aim to provide positive encouragement and activities that foster growth and development in a nurturing environment. The children are welcome to observe before participating and are given the freedom to repeat activities as often as they choose. In accordance with Montessori philosophy, the adults present are there to allow the children to work as independently as possible.

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