Why do parents choose Montessori Academy?
The importance of early education to children’s lives is beyond question. A good beginning to life is well recognised as the foundation for future development, health and wellbeing, not only in the early years, but also throughout life. So why do parent’s choose Montessori Academy for their children’s early education?
Child Centred, Teacher Guided
At Montessori Academy, we understand that every child learns differently. Therefore, our teachers create unique learning programs to cater for all children. This ensures that we are meeting each particular child’s developmental needs and interests. Our educational methods in that way child focused and teacher guided.
Holistic Learning Experience
The Montessori classroom nurtures the cognitive, social, physical, spiritual and emotional development of the child. This is due to key Montessori elements, including respecting the child and the unique role of the teacher. To find out more about these elements, head to our page about the Montessori Approach.
Learn by Doing
Montessori materials are specifically designed for young learners, being tactile and visually enticing, whilst also designed to be handled daily. These materials provide hands-on experiences for children, encouraging them to learn. Indeed, Montessori education introduces complex and abstract concepts through these materials. This is explained in our blog posts about Montessori materials such as the Binomial Cube.
Education Fosters Independence
At the core of Montessori education is the focus on teaching children how to become independent, self-motivated learners, with the tools and skills to thrive. This focal point reflects Founder Maria Montessori’s belief that: “The greatest gift we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
The classroom is a key social development tool in Montessori education. In this prepared environment, children are encouraged to work harmoniously and respectfully with children of mixed ages. Thanks to this structure, children learn to respect others, work collaboratively, and develop a strong sense of community.
Self-correction is an integral part of the Montessori learning experience. As children progress through the Montessori curriculum, they learn to look critically at their work, correct their mistakes, and learn from their errors. This process encourages children to develop strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Highly Skilled and Passionate Staff
All Montessori Academy teachers undergo extensive training in Montessori education and early childhood education and care. This ensures that our teachers have the experience, skills and knowledge to run a best-practice Montessori classroom.
Well Resourced Learning Environments
All Montessori Academy classroom environments are equipped with the highest quality Montessori materials available internationally. Indeed, our early learning campuses are renowned for their distinct classroom designs, quality learning materials, and engaging outdoor spaces of our campuses are renowned in the Early learning industry. For a more detailed look at our campuses, visit our Locations page.
Montessori Academy adheres to best practices standards of the Montessori method of education. Our view is that education should prepare children for later school and life success.
Learning for Life
The goal of Montessori education is to prepare children, not only for school, but for life. Consequently, teaching children real-life skills is at the core of our educational programs. At Montessori Academy they are prepared for the challenges of school and beyond.