Tag Archive: montessori

  1. How Montessori Develops Leaders

    Dr. Maria Montessori, the creator of the Montessori Method, is renowned for her method of education.  While her visionary philosophy was based upon her observations of children over a 100 years ago, her approach is still applicable and relevant today. Montessori helps young children develop strong academic, emotional, and leadership skills by giving them opportunities for… Continue Reading »
  2. Potty Training the Montessori Way

    Does potty training scare you to death? You are not alone! The thought of trying to get your busy toddler to sit still for any length of time let alone on a toilet to complete his “business” can be daunting and stressful at the very least! It’s probably a good bet that “potty training my toddler” is one… Continue Reading »
  3. A Typical Montessori Toddler Day

    It is common for parents of 2-3-year-olds to perceive a Montessori school as a daycare facility. It is true that toddlers receive good care at Villa Montessori Leesburg and spend some quality time away from home in the company of friends and teachers. However, Montessori classrooms offer much more than daycare facilities. Now you may… Continue Reading »
  4. Creating a Montessori Home

    Dr. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori Method after many years of scientific study of how young children learn best. One of her many remarkable discoveries was what she called “the Absorbent Mind” – a period between birth and age 6 that she observed was very sensitive.  What does that mean exactly? The child, during this… Continue Reading »
  5. What does “Follow the Child” Mean?

    If you are a parent interested in enrolling your child in a Montessori school, you will frequently come across the phrase “follow the child” in your research, as it is a core tenet of the Montessori Method and the foundation of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy.     “Follow the child. They will show you what they… Continue Reading »
  6. Grace And Courtesy in A Montessori Classroom

    Walking into a Montessori school, you may notice that class sizes are larger than in traditional preschools, but noise levels are lower. At their worktables or on woven rugs, children may be seen working independently or with their peers. They may be moving around the classroom and even using their voices but are unlikely to… Continue Reading »
  7. What is Normalization? A Montessori Perspective

    If you are a new parent to Montessori, the term “normalization” may seem scary and confusing. You may ask yourself, “Isn’t my child normal already?” Rest assured, normalization in no way implies that your child is not normal! Rather, it is an ongoing process of learning.                  … Continue Reading »
  8. Three Tenets of Montessori Education

    The Montessori Method is considered one of the main alternatives to teacher-directed traditional preschool education. Ask any parent of a child immersed in Montessori whether they too wished to have grown up with Montessori, you will likely hear many parents answer with an emphatic, “Yes!” One such parent said, “If I had a time machine, I… Continue Reading »
  9. Technology in a Montessori Classroom

    Technology in education is a hot topic.  Not only does it provide students with easy-to-access information, accelerated learning, and fun opportunities to practice what they learn, but also gives students the opportunity to gain 21st century technical skills necessary for future occupations.  You may find technology in a Montessori classroom presented quite differently than what you will in… Continue Reading »
  10. Cultural Studies

    For the past several months, we have taken an in-depth look at the areas that comprise the Montessori classroom.  Our final area to discuss is Cultural Studies.  The Montessori cultural studies curriculum provides opportunities for children to explore the larger world.  Students learn about the people, terrain and animals of each continent as part of a rich exploration of… Continue Reading »