Preschool in Lake Zurich, IL 60047
1660 Checker Rd
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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In the Montessori classroom, the space is divided into several logical
areas by low open shelves: practical life, sensorial, language, math, art,
music, geography and science. The Montessori Curriculum is an
integrated thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines together
into studies of the physical universe, the world of nature, and the human
experience. In this way, one lesson leads to many others. Each material
isolates one concept or skill that has been specially designed in a way that
children are naturally drawn to want to work with it with little or no nudging
from adults. Each material has been also designed so that a child can
normally check his own work; we call this a built-in control of error.
The intention of the materials is not to keep the children dependent on
these artificial learning aids forever; they are used as tools to help children
work and learn at their own pace and to see abstract ideas presented in a
very concrete, three-dimensional way while helping them grasp and
understand what they are working on.
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The Montessori Method is a result of the experience and discoveries of Dr. Maria
Montessori (1870-1952). Upon graduation as the first woman medical doctor in Italy, Dr.
Montessori became interested in the education and training of special needs children. She
was a devoted scientist and insatiable learner. Maria Montessori was a keen observer who,
through her study of children as well as through extensive travels around the world,
learned that certain phases of development are universal and continue throughout our
Dr. Montessori developed an approach to education as a means of providing children with
the kind of environment from which they would draw what is necessary for the
development of their fullest human potential. She believed in the uniqueness of each child
and in their potential as an architect of a better and more peaceful world. This simple and
profound truth inspired Dr. Montessoris lifelong pursuit of educational reform, curriculum
development, methodology, psychology, teaching and teacher training, all based on her
dedication to further the self-creating process of the child.
“The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which
seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori To educate the Human Potential
Lincolnshire & The Grove Montessori Schools
Education cannot be
effective unless it helps the
child to open up himself to
life. – Dr. Maria Montessori
at our school we believe each child to
be a unique individual and endowed
with great potential. This is fostered
through nurturing the heart of the
child and challenging the intellect by
providing an individualized Montessori
of each child while promoting self
motivation. We believe that the
integrity of the Montessori prepared
environment must be preserved and
moreover, the foundation of the school
s success is built by a community
involving child, parent and educator.