BRIDGING HOME AND SCHOOL WITH A METHOD THAT MATTERS
“Education is not what the teacher gives; Education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual”
(Education for a New World, Dr. Maria Montessori, p2}
Here at I AM Montessori we believe that the home is a child’s first classroom.
I AM Montessori will share with you and your child the fundamentals of the Montessori Materials, scientifically designed to meet the needs of the child at each stage of their development. But these materials are nothing without the guidance of a knowledgeable and nurturing adult guide.
The method reaches much farther than the materials we see on the shelves of a traditional Montessori classroom!
When you are home with your child, or out exploring the world with them, the Montessori ethic challenges you to rethink the role that children play in our society. Long gone are the days when children should be seen and not heard. Centuries of academics and psychologists have lead us to know that children construct knowledge from their direct experiences with the world, an observation over a century ago which led to the Montessori approach to education. Never again will a child absorb and construct so effortlessly the amount of knowledge that is acquired from birth to age six. Let us here at I AM Montessori share ways to make the most of this extraordinary age in your family’s everyday.
- Rebecca Grugan