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Welcome To Our Montessori In Calabasas
Our Montessori In Calabasas
Our teachers are carefully selected for their Montessori-based belief that children grow and learn best in a loving and nurturing environment. Their job is to encourage the child’s natural curiosity, to provide ample opportunities for exploration and discovery, and to direct the child to develop the skills needed to succeed and experience the thrill of independent accomplishment.Our classrooms provide a clean and safe environment in which each child is free to explore and discover himself and the world around him. Our teachers applaud diversity and encourage acceptance, giving each child the confidence to express his uniqueness.
Each classroom is equipped with Montessori materials, specifically designed to stimulate curiosity, provide 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 of learning. 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.