Preschool in Cincinnati, OH 45229
876 Glenwood Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
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A magnet school offering the Montessori teaching style (moved temporarily to former Burton School building while new facility under construction).What is Montessori?
Montessori Educations main goal is to help children develop a sense of social responsibility. This is done through hands-on learning in multi-age classrooms prepared with materials designed to stimulate the childs powers of imagination and reason.
The Montessori philosophy emphasizes that children have certain psychological tendencies that need to be recognized and nurtured. Montessori teachers are specially trained to guide children through the developmental levels. Typically, Montessori elementary schools are organized into classrooms of 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12 year olds.
The Montessori curriculum includes Great Lessons dealing with the beginning of the universe, the history of the Earth, the history of numbers, and the history of oral and written language. Children research aspects of these lessons and often study topics that are interdisciplinary.
Dr. Maria Montessori developed her methodology and philosophy in Italy nearly 100 years ago. Montessori was trained as a medical doctor, and she based many of her educational methods on her acute observations of children. It is interesting that principles of Montessori education are being validated by current research in neuroscience.
Montessori families recognize that children are the hope for the improvement of our society, and so students are encouraged to appreciate the contributions that have advance out earth to this point. By studying and appreciating these contributions, out students begin to see the connections among all things and people in the universe are emphasized in Montessori education.
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