Why should you choose Montessori school?

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When you’re looking for childcare, there are many options. Maybe you’ve wondered about Montessori and are curious why should you choose Montessori school? Montessori schools offer childcare similar to your traditional daycare and preschool programs, but there’s so much more to them.

The Benefits of a Montessori education

When young children are enrolled in Montessori School, they’re guided and lead rather than “taught.” They have the opportunity to discover what interests them and learn about it while ensuring they’re learning everything they need to be ready for Elementary School.

Montessori Schools focus on helping children develop age-appropriate independence, which allows them to feel a sense of confidence and accomplishment because they can do things independently. They focus on learning practical life skills such as sweeping, brushing their hair, dressing, in addition to phonics, basic math, science, and more. Montessori education focuses on the whole child.

Montessori Schools teach Grace and Courtesy lessons

Children in a Montessori school are taught to care for their classroom environment, themselves, and their classmates.  They learn to ask questions politely, wait their turn, resolve conflicts with friends when they arise, and more. Children who’ve attended Montessori school sometimes have an easier transition to elementary school because they already know how to be polite and courteous in a school environment. They know how to manage and resolve conflict, and they understand what happens if you hurt a friend’s feelings. It doesn’t mean they get it right all the time; after all, they’re kids, but they often do well.

Montessori Teachers (we call them Guides) are trained and often certified

They’re professionals who have studied early childhood education for years, they’re trained in the Montessori method, and many of them are certified by the Montessori organizations. Often we see less turnover in Montessori schools than traditional childcare centers because of this. Montessori Guides are professionals dedicated to working with young children and the Montessori Method. It’s not unusual to meet a Guide who’s been with a school for 5 or 10 years or longer. Guides are certified in specific age groups. For example, a certified Montessori Guide in a Toddler program will have training & certification working with children ages 16 months to 3 years old. While a certified Guide in a Primary program will have specialization and training working with children ages 3-6.

If you think Montessori might be the right answer for your family, we’d love to have you visit us at Klein-Spring Montessori. We’ve been part of the Spring community for over 35 years. Contact us today to learn more.

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