Within our curriculum
Montessori's idea of the prepared environment is that everything. the child comes into contact with facilitates and maximizes a calm, well -ordered environment and yet has a lot of activity. Children are free to choose and work on activities at their own pace. With the freedom to interact, children learn from each other to encourage and develop a sense of compassion and empathy for others. As children develop they become more socially aware. This social interaction is supported throughout the environment and is encouraged with the nature of the multi age group. Little Birds ages 6 weeks through preschool. Full and part-time. The nest is only big enough for 6 children.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive.