We look to enhance the development of their gross and fine motor control, encourage their interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Most importantly, we seek to establish in each child a confidence in their own ability to succeed. To reach these goals, we draw heavily on the philosophy developed by Maria Montessori.
Montessori's method recognizes that learning is most effective when motivated by the intrinsic curiosity of the child. The work of the Montessori child is to make the person they are to become.
We encourage children to choose freely from a variety of "educational toys" so they develop their cognitive skills through active manipulation. The design of these didactic materials fosters concentration, independence, order, coordination, and control. When students explore, they delight in the discovery of the educational content designed into each material. Enjoying free choice of their activities in the classroom, the children develop a deep sense of satisfaction and mastery. Freedom to choose also minimizes the disappointment of failure. Children choose challenging materials only when they feel confidence, which paves the road to competence.