ordered and sequential learning, and ensure that each child experiences the pride and pleasure of completing tasks successfully. Our Montessori teachers, in addition to having Early Childhood Education, are all trained in the use of these materials designed to stimulate discovery while developing the skills necessary for accomplishing tasks.
Perhaps most importantly, our classrooms are places of peace and happiness. Each teacher models respect for himself, for others, and for the environment. All staff members radiate their love of children and the joy
At Montessori of Calabasas, we are all engaged in a shared educational experience which lasts a lifetime. We invite you and your child to join us on our joyful journey of discovering the great world around us and the greatness of the world within us.
What is Montessori?
The Montessori Method was developed in the 1900’s by Dr. Maria Montessori. She based her method on the premise that each child is born with a natural curiosity for life and its surroundings, and a drive to develop himself. A child learns best by using his senses and having the freedom to explore with materials that are a part of his prepared environment.
Dr. Maria Montessori devised the “prepared environment” to allow all children to work and develop at their own speed. In order to achieve this in a positive and successful method, Dr. Montessori designed various materials for the children to use individually. All materials / jobs are carefully made to self teach the child by having a “control of error”. This “control of error” is what enables teachers to evaluate the child’s understanding and to correct the child without negative reinforcements, but with praise and encouragement to try it again. The goal is to motivate and stimulate a child’s natural desire to learn.
We have implemented a “prepared environment” here at Montessori of Calabasas for all the children to have an opportunity to be successful and exceed to their fullest potential.