A Good Beginning
Although most of us will agree that a GOOD BEGINNING in the education of a child is important to the entire structure of his/her life, there is less agreement about WHAT constitutes a good beginning. Aristotle said that everything has a beginning, middle and an end and that each part is a reflection of that which came before, or a prophecy of that which is yet to come. More often than not, the child in scholastic trouble in the middle elementary grades reflects the beginning of his education career and most likely, forecasts the early and unsuccessful end of it.
On the other hand, the adult who can successfully cope with the complex, technical society of tomorrow will be the one whose needs, interests, curiosities and energies were focused in the right direction at THE RIGHT TIME. Most learning patterns, good or bad, are firmly established by age seven or eight. The most important time for learning are the early years and Monarch Montessori School is the right place to start.
The Montessori Method focuses upon the most vital stage of the child’s life: the beginning. It gives him/her freedom in a specially prepared environment, rich in motives for activity, which leads the child to acquire and develop the skills for reading, writing and use of numbers at the age when he/she is particularly sensitive and apt. Making decisions is the highest function of the human mind. The ability to make decisions depends upon the ability of the mind to establish orderly facts and to develop clarity of ideas. The prepared environment strengthens the power of the evaluation which preceded decision making.
If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori Method, we recommend a number of excellent books by Maria Montessori and other authors. Our teachers would also love to share more with you in person about our teaching philosophy and practices. You may also request a tour to see these practices for yourself.