To guide children to find and achieve their God-given potential.
As the children continuously grow and improve themselves through choosing their own work, touching and manipulating the materials, correcting by and thinking for themselves, they develop into the citizens who will go on to change their cities, Japan, and the rest of the world.
As adults continuously acquire knowledge and display true love, they develop into the best examples for the children of what it is to be a husband, wife, parent, and lifelong learner.
Our Educational Philosophy
Maria Montessori believed that within each child lies the potential to create man. From birth the child works hard by himself learning gross and fine motor skills, and even language. Montessori believed that we, as adults, need to be an aid to life. The most important time in a child’s life is their first stage of life between 0-6 years old. The child goes through developmental stages at their own pace and have various sensitive periods. Through the prepared concrete materials the child can use all of his senses to make sense of the abstract, develop independence and focus, and learn to master important skills.
We are a Montessori early childhood center, currently offering a program for children between the ages of 1-2 years and 11 months old. The Montessori classroom is the opposite of the traditional “teachers talk and students listen”. We value a holistic child-centered educational approach.
Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials
– Maria Montessori
We provide a space where children are free to explore and grow naturally. There is no determined schedule for the whole class because we will allow the children to move at their own pace. We believe that children have the potential and ability to develop by themselves. We cannot and should not rush them, therefore we let the children lead and explore, and we follow and observe the children. When provided with the right environment, even infants can learn to help themselves.
The furniture in our school is child-sized so everything is accessible to the children. Low shelves allow children to choose their own work and clean up after themselves. Children can work on the floor using a rug, or on a low table and chair. Low sinks allow children to learn to wash their hands by themselves, as well.
There’s a saying in Montessori that we don’t give to the mind what we don’t give to the hand first. The materials available for the children require manipulation by the hand to help develop fine motor skills, which will help them be able to hold a fork and a pencil in the future. The materials help the children gain mastery of these skills, preparing them for an early childhood classroom, and allows them to develop concentration. Our goal is to help each child towards independence. We don’t do something for the child that he can do by himself.
“An adult can assist in shaping the environment, but it is the child that perfects his own being.”