Why Montessori?

Why Montessori?

Why Learning Tree Montessori Daycare?

Montessori is a child-centered education based on scientific observation of children to adulthood. It promotes hands-on, self-motivated, self-paced, constructive learning. Children follow their inner needs in choosing activities, giving them self-discipline, responsibility, independence, leadership and a lifelong love for learning.

“The education of even a very small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.” – Maria Montessori

Montessori education instills mindfulness, kindness, peace, and freedom within a prepared environment. Children receive more individual attention than in any other system of education. The environment encourages natural motivation and extended periods of concentration. Exploration is encouraged so that children find things out for themselves, make mistakes, and corrects them independently. The materials are geared towards specific stages of child development. A multi-aged classroom brings a sense of belonging and community; thereby enabling the child to learn from others and learn by helping others, learn respect for others, the community, and the environment. A learning environment where students are given the means to succeed while also given a safe place to make mistakes.

“What the hand does the mind remembers” – Maria Montessori

Children work individually, or in groups with hands-on activities which help them develop physically, socially, and intellectually. Each activity is self-correcting and complete in itself, and a preparation for a more advanced activity. This enables the child to move from one activity to the next, mastering each one with ease, thus building confidence in their own abilities to achieve goals and correct their own mistakes.

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.”

Natural lighting, soft colours and uncluttered spaces, and material displayed on accessible shelves are what you will find in a Montessori classroom. This creates a calm environment where the child is able to focus and work, fostering independence and concentration.

“The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.” – Maria Montessori

For more information on Montessori, visit the Association Montessori Internationale page at https://montessori-ami.org

Learning Tree Montessori & Daycare

126 Ash Street
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 4A9
289 278 2511


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