Parents often get conflicting information about Montessori methods and the value of Montessori preschool. Parents often feel pressured to provide something more than play-based preschool or day-care for their children.
Dr Maria Montessori saw that children are naturally curious, learn through play and thrive in a nurturing environment where their choices are directed and respected.This is what prospective parents will see at All Day Montessori.
What is truly important for prospective parents is to be sure that the teachers and classroom staff are nurturing, loving and clearly committed to their children’s well being. The teaching staff at All Day Montessori is here because they love working with children and feel they have been called to be Montessori teachers.
The other important elements for choosing Montessori preschool are the following:
1. The school is actually practicing Montessori methods, using Montessori certified teachers and following Montessori best practices in the classroom for every age level. All Day Montessori meets these criteria.
2. The academic element combines play, learning and skills development, while at the same time fostering independent thinking, curiosity and a love for learning. A common observation of parents whose children attended Montessori preschool is how interested their children are in learning new things.
3. The social-emotional development of a child is as important as academic skills or creative thinking. All Day Montessori emphasizes the social-emotional development of each child through group play, interactive learning and cooperative group activities. For children who need more help with their social-emotional development ADM uses an outside child psychologist to provide a plan that ADM and the parents use together to address this need.
The best way to get to know All Day Montessori is by visiting our school, observing the classrooms and talking with our staff. Tours are Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons, either 4:30pm or 5:00pm \by appointment. You can schedule a tour using the Contact Us form.