Principles of the Montessori Curriculum

  • Every child is respected for the individuality and allowed to learn and progress at their own pace
    • Every child has a natural desire to learn, and will be given the right resources, experiences and opportunities to facilitate growth
    • The first six years of life are the most formative to the development of the child’s personality and intelligence
    • Teachers in the Montessori classroom are facilitators and observers of learning; children have the ability to direct their own learning
    • The Montessori Curriculum emphasizes the stages of childhood development and provides children with developmentally appropriate activities
    • The Montessori Curriculum is holistic in nature, integrating the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual aspects of development
    • The Montessori Curriculum will integrate the child’s home environment, community, society and cultural background into learning experiences