“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
– Maria Montessori
The Montessori philosophy is built upon the idea that children develop and think differently than adults, that they are not merely “adults in small bodies.” Dr. Montessori advocated for children’s rights and believed that children need guidance to develop themselves into successful adults.
The method was developed from observations of young children from which a set of characteristics of children was created for each level of development. The Montessori method has two primary development levels, the first is birth through six years old. A Montessori classroom for the infant, toddler and preschooler focuses on individually paced learning and development.
Your child will flourish here.
Our goal is to help children maintain their own natural joy of learning. The Montessori method encourages independence and freedom with limits and responsibility.
How we implement Montessori into free play.
Montessori is a highly hands-on approach to learning. It encourages children to develop their observation skills by doing many types of activities using all of the five senses. It uses what are called “works” – individual workstations – to demonstrate various concepts appropriate to the child’s age and level of development. The teacher demonstrates the “work” to the child and then the child will be encouraged to do the activity either individually or with another child.
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**The teachers and staff at All Stars are truly amazing. They give individualized care to each of our children and meet them where they are at socially and academically. All the teachers know all the kids and it is a truly welcoming & supportive environment where my kids have been able to grow and thrive.