Montessori School Program in Salt Lake City, Utah

 
Montessori is an individualized approach to education that helps each child reach their full potential in all areas of life. It is a student-centered approach that encourages creativity and curiosity and leads children to ask questions, explore, investigate and think for themselves as they acquire skills.

Our Montessori classroom is a child's world, tiered to the size, pace and interests of boys and girls between the ages of 22 months to seven years. It is designed to put the child at ease by giving them freedom in an environment prepared with attractive materials arranged on low shelves, within easy reach of even the smallest child.
 
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Montessori School Program Activities

Our Montessori Sessions are conducted in a prepared environment, and consist of the following activities:
 
  • Sensorial activities – enhances and enlarges the child's sense of perceptions of the world.
  • Practical life activities – child develops personal and social skills used in daily living.
  • Reading and writing – child learns correct letter enunciation and letter formation.
 
  • Mathematics – introduction to counting and arithmetic.
  • Geography – child learns about the world's different regions through geo-molds and puzzles.
  • Science – interesting and fun activities that are “hands on” and “teacher and child friendly.”
 
"I have studied the child, I have taken what the child has given me, and expressed it, and that is what is called the Montessori Method."
- Maria Montessori

What is Montessori?

 
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Over 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori developed her theory of education after observing young children and paying close attention to how they learned. Maria Montessori was ahead of her time. Born in Italy in 1870, she became the first female physician in Italy when she graduated from medical school in 1896.
Through her medical practice, she became interested in how children learn, and ultimately left medicine to become an educator. Her pioneering work created a blueprint for educating children, from the learning disabled to the gifted, and for helping children to become self-motivated, independent life-long learners.
In 1907, Dr. Maria Montessori, introduced a revolutionary approach towards the way children are educated. She incorporated her scientific understanding of human development with her passion for mathematics, physics, natural sciences, anthropology, psychology and philosophy.
Through years of observation and scientific study, she created a system that looked at the development of the entire child. She believed that all children possess an intellectual and creative potential, an internal desire to learn and the ability to direct themselves in this learning.
 
I have studied the child, I have taken what the child has given me, and expressed it, and that is what is called the Montessori Method.—Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori died in Noodwijk, Holland, in 1952, but her work continues.

Today there are Montessori Programs all over the world that are involved in child development salt lake city.

Why Montessori?

 
  • Emphasis on cognitive and social development.
  • Teacher has unobtrusive role in the class.
  • Environment and method encourage self discipline.
  • Mixed age grouping encourages children to teach and help each other.
  • Children choose own work and discover concepts from self-teaching material.
  • Child works as long as he feels the need on a chosen project.
  • Child spots own errors from feedback of material which reinforces learning by feeling.
  • Multi- sensory materials for physical development
  • Organized program for learning care of ones self and environment.
  • Child can work where he chooses, move around and talk at will.
 
  • Emphasis on social development.
  • Teacher is the center of the class.
  • Teacher acts as primary enforcer of discipline.
  • Same age grouping and most of the teaching is done by the teacher.
  • Curriculum structured for child and child is guided to concepts by teacher.
  • Generally child is allotted specific time to work on a chosen project.
  • Error is usually pointed by teacher. Reinforcement of learning is by repetition of work and rewards of success.
  • Fewer materials for sensory exploration.
  • Less emphasis on self- care instructions.
  • Child usually assigned a chair.
 
 

Our Programs

 
 

Montessori Program

It is a method developed by Maria Montessori after years of observing how children learn. She determined that children go through sensitive periods, during each of which a new skill set (i.e., sensory learning, development of language, development of muscle skills, etc.) is easily acquired. Learn More
 

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Schedule a Visit

Schedule a 30 minute appointment to see a presentation of the Montessori method (exercises of practical life, sensorial development, math, language and cultural activities). You will also review the daily schedule, tour the school facilities and have all your other questions answered. Please call 801-467-7412 or fill out the form to the left.
 
To learn more about what is Montessori and why Montessori is so much better than a traditional preschool program, contact us at (801) 467-7412.