Montessori (pronounced MON-tuh-SORE-ee) is a comprehensive educational approach from birth to adulthood based on the observation of children's needs in a variety of cultures all around the world.
Beginning her work almost a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori developed this educational approach based on her understanding of children's natural learning tendencies as they unfold in "prepared environments" for multi-age groups (0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and 12-14).
The Montessori environment contains specially designed, manipulative "materials for development" that invite children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice. Under the guidance of a trained teacher, children in a Montessori classroom learn by making discoveries with the materials, cultivating concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning.
Whitney Montessori School uses the Montessori Method to spark the light of learning within each child. Our classroom is also bilingual (Mandarin Chinese and English) because we believe learning a second language at a young age has many cognitive, cultural and social benefits. We currently offer a program for the 3-6 year old group.
Please watch the following videos for more information about the Montessori education. Source: American Montessori Society.
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