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Outpost Montessori School
What is Montessori?Montessori is a philosophy with the fundamental tenet that a child learns best within a social environment, which supports each individual's unique development.
What is the origin of Montessori Education?As the first woman physician to graduate from the University of Rome, Dr. Maria Montessori became involved with education as a doctor treating children with special needs. Through this work, she developed novel theories about child development and education. More than 100 years later, private and public Montessori schools throughout the world have shown that, by using her method, children of all talents and abilities can grow into highly capable and intellectually curious students while gaining sustained attention, concentration, self-discipline and self-knowledge, often at levels considered far beyond their years. Montessori’s dynamic theories included such revolutionary premises as: 1. Children are to be respected as different from adults and as individuals who are different from one another. 2. Children create themselves through purposeful activity. 3. The most important years for learning are from birth to age seven. 4. Children possess unusual sensitivity and mental powers for absorbing and learning from their environment, which includes people as well as materials.
What makes Montessori Education unique?The “whole child” approach. The primary goal of a Montessori program is to help each child reach full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation. The holistic curriculum, under the direction of a specially prepared teacher, allows the child to experience the joy of learning. This is the time to enjoy the process and insure the development of self-esteem. Montessori education provides the experiences from which children create their knowledge.