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At The Children’s House Montessori, we assist children through the adventure of learning independently and provide assistance only when needed.

Maria Montessori was born in 1870 and was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. She believed that each child is born with a unique potential yet to be revealed, and realized that children must be stimulated during early childhood, from birth to six years of age, in order to reach their full potential. Montessori believed that the desire to learn is a child’s most fundamental need, and through her work she developed a scientific method for teaching children that is both practical and tested.

The philosophy that guides everything we do in Montessori is to follow the child. It is applied to every child’s education. Children learn at different paces and have different interests, which is why an important part of the Montessori approach is the one-on-one relationship between the child and their directress. By observing and engaging, the directress knows how they are advancing. This way, the directress knows when it is time to move them up to a more challenging exercise. The other key factor in Montessori education is the meticulously designed, extensive series of exercises. Each exercise is part of a carefully planned progression, mastering one skill that is an essential ingredient of a more complicated skill. The philosophy is the result of ongoing research into the best ways of helping children learn.

Our progressive Montessori Curriculum is complemented with an Emergent curriculum. Through daily observations, the Teachers plan activities that build on the children’s interests and needs, both in the inside and outside learning environments.

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed” –    Maria Montessori.

We have developed an all-inclusive program for our families. Tuition includes healthy nutritious meals and snacks, all school closures except statutory holidays, and real-time access to BrightPath Connect - a mobile app that provides updates and progress reports throughout your child’s time with us.  Our inter-curricular language and movement program is also included.