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The Teacher's Role

The trained Montessori teacher carefully prepares the environment as seen from the eyes of a child. This process is a developmentally appropriate learning environment that is furnished with specially designed materials that allows the students to explore, discover, and experience the joy of learning. As the child is in "their" environment the teacher is a role model, demonstrator and a careful observer. The Montessori teacher has a respect for each child's unique learning styles and interests.  We offer 3K and 4K in a Montessori curriculum.

The multi-age grouping at MCH fosters a caring and cooperative classroom.  This important concept in the classroom focuses on the whole child within the supportive setting of the social group.  Children are free to observe other children working and may ask a friend to "work" together as well. This socialization is important to their self esteem as they become self learners.  Through a teachers observation children also receive formal lessons in all areas of a Montessori classroom.  Another benefit to the multi-age group is that older children take on a leadership role.  They love to help their younger friends.  They take great pride. It also reinforces their knowledge.  In turn the younger ones look up to and love to observe the older children all the while everyone learns as they feed off of one another and learn at their own pace in a self-correcting environment.

Kindergarten is a special time for the Montessorian.  Usually after a 2 to 3 year Montessori preschool it's a familiar environment for these 5 and 6 year olds. They know the daily routine and they work with strength and are willing to take on more challenges.  It's during this cycle they suddenly have an "explosion of learning".  

  • Repetition with the materials has led to perfection of skills

  • They have developed the ability to concentrate for long periods of time

  • They have practiced patience when working with materials that require them to follow a lengthy sequence and complete a cycle of challenging work.

  • They have gained problem solving skills from experiencing situations that allow them to resolve a situation independently.

  • They have learned to make positive, independent choices.

  • They understand the value of constructive, purposeful work.

A rich variety of hands-on Montessori materials provide a concrete way to experience abstract concepts in the following curriculum areas:

  • Practical Life

  • Sensorial and Motor

  • Language Art

  • Math and Critical Thinking

  • Nature and Science

  • Geography and Cultural Awareness

  • Creative Art

  • Music and Movement

 Come for a Visit

Visitors are welcome
to observe our school in a secure building. Please call for appointment.
We'd love to show you around.


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