The Montessori program is based on the individual needs of each child. Your child will be introduced to lessons based upon individual readiness and interest. A child entering Montessori later than age three will be given the foundation lessons first. Older children generally move through the basic lessons quickly.
The Montessori method utilizes a unique approach to teaching children. Its methods teach children to trust themselves, to enjoy learning and to fully explore their own potential. This Method is based on the observations and work of Maria Montessori (1870-1952), who was a certified engineer, and the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. Maria Montessori won a Nobel Peace prize for her work.
In 1907, Maria Montessori astounded the world with her educational approach for children. One hundred years later doctors, scientists, and educators are still affirming the validity of her approach. Dr. Montessori spent many years working with and observing the nature of the child.
Montessori’s observations revealed that the small child is a lover of work, when spontaneously chosen where it is then carried out with profound joy. In a Montessori classroom, the child’s whole personality is addressed, not merely his or her intellectual capabilities. The child learns to function positively in a community of cooperation and respect. By living as a member of a social community, each child is trained in basic social qualities that eventually form the basis of good citizenship.
Montessori School of Woodstock
3899 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
Supposing I said there was a planet without schools or teachers, study was unknown, and yet the inhabitants – doing nothing but living and walking about – came to know all things, to carry in their minds the whole of learning: would you not think I was romancing? Well, just this, which seems so fanciful as to be nothing but the invention of a fertile imagination, is a reality. It is the child’s way of learning. This is the path he follows. He learns everything without knowing he is learning it, and in doing so passes little from the unconscious to the conscious, treading always in the paths of joy and love.
- Maria Montessori