Streamwood Montessori

Preschool in Grayslake, IL 60030

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1064 Ellsworth Dr
Grayslake, IL 60030
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At Streamwood Montessori we view/value each child as a uniquely special and competent individual. Our philosophy, curriculum and environments affirm that every child is capable of independent achievement given a safe, nurturing setting and developmentally appropriate tasks. Additionally, each child gains a strong sense of self and learns to function respectfully in the larger world. at Streamwood Montessori, children learn to learn, developing skills that will serve them for a lifetime, both personally and academically.

Streamwood Montessori was established in 2007 as a privately owned and operated school and child care center. Our facility serves children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age and is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. Streamwood Montessori programs meet or exceed the benchmarks of the Illinois Early Learning Standards for Pre-School, and our kindergarten is registered with the Illinois State Board of Education.

Our secured facility is positioned at the edge of a quiet residential neighborhood, away from busy streets and traffic. Children are welcomed into bright open classrooms that overflow with stimulating materials which encourage learning and creativity. Our calm, clean, safe and enriched environments are outfitted to provide the perfect setting for your child to grow and develop in ways that work for him/her. Outdoors, peaceful and protected play spaces are divided for individual age groups. Children of all ages enjoy a private setting bordered by large trees and native grasses. Our school is conveniently located just 1 minute north of Irving Park Rd., between Route 59 (Sutton Rd.) and Barrington Rd.

At Streamwood Montessori we hold a vision of happy, confident, children capable of pursuing their fullest potential. It is our mission to provide superior child care and educational programs which facilitate individual growth and excellence.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 6 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Department of Children and Family Services
Hours of Operation:
Monday Friday 06:00 - 18:00

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The Montessori Method is based on the education of the whole person to become a self-motivated, independent, and life-long learner. Dr. Montessoris method focuses on all areas of growth and development and provides a social environment where children learn from hands-on experiences and explorations. When Dr. Montessori first designed her teaching materials, the concept of self-correction was very important to her. This self-correcting feature enables each child to develop independence, as well as fosters the child’s ability to progress at the pace that is unique and perfect for her.

In a Montessori school, children are encouraged to seek answers to their questions, to follow their interests, and to develop to their fullest potential. They are provided with hands-on materials that enable them to learn math, language, science, geography and music, while at the same time, developing intellectual curiosity, self-respect, and respect for the world around them. The curriculum serves to answer each child’s needs, rather than bind the child to a rigid sequence.

In Montessori schools, children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Each child is personally guided and recognized by staff as a unique individual. Teachers observe each child’s growth and behavior to determine when to introduce new activities and materials. Children are motivated to learn and to excel, and consequently are empowered by feelings of intrinsic satisfaction and self-confidence.


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