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About Montessori

Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 and her revolutionary approach to education is recognized and practiced worldwide. The Montessori classroom is carefully prepared and equipped with learning materials that appeal to the child's sense of curiosity and desire to learn. The materials are bright, attractive and placed within the child's reach. Care of the environment or classroom is as much the children's responsibility as the teacher's and they are encouraged to return an activity to its proper place after use. This helps develop organization and consideration for others. Many of the materials are "self-correcting," meaning that if they are used improperly, it becomes obvious and the child can correct his own mistake. Teaching is done with concrete and abstract materials that encourage positive results. The children are encouraged to help teach others who may not have mastered a certain activity. Appreciation of nature and culture are an important aspect of a Montessori classroom. Many of the materials encourage learning about plants, animals and our world; as well as, language and mathematics. Montessorians believe that children have an inner desire for peace and order in their lives; through a carefully prepared class and program and a sensitive, caring teacher who understands which set limits are necessary for each child, enhance a child's development and promote a positive self-image.

Four Winds Montessori School - 116 Church St, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1T2
905-623-6722 | fourwindsmontessori@gmail.com