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Why Choose a Montessori Program for Your Early Education Needs

Young minds have an incredible capacity for learning and development. Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian physician, educator, and founder of the Montessori philosophy, described it as an "absorbent mind" - a mind like a sponge that soaks up knowledge quickly. The Montessori Philosophy understands that children are natural students who are equipped with an insatiable curiosity. A Montessori education works with a child’s curiosity, not against it.

 

What is Montessori?

Developed over a century ago, the goal of a Montessori education is to nurture the whole child, not just intellectually but also socially and emotionally. The Montessori approach encourages “hands-on learning” – children learn by doing for themselves. This teaches valuable lessons in self-reliance and builds self-esteem. Children quickly become proud of their achievements and strive to do more.

In a Montessori classroom, teachers foster independence and children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and to explore the world around them. They are given the freedom to choose their activities and work on projects that interest them. This not only fosters a sense of autonomy but also helps children develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.

Another important aspect of the Montessori philosophy is the use of hands-on learning materials. Montessori classrooms are filled with specially designed materials that are developed to promote independent learning and to stimulate the senses. These materials help children understand abstract concepts through concrete experiences, making learning more engaging and meaningful.

In addition to independence and hands-on learning, the Montessori approach also places great emphasis on developing social skills. Children in Montessori classrooms work in mixed-age groups, allowing them to learn from and interact with peers of different ages. This creates a supportive and collaborative environment, where older children develop leadership skills by mentoring younger students and younger children learn from their older counterparts. This not only promotes social development but also helps foster empathy, respect, and cooperation.

Why Choose Montessori for your Child?

Research has shown that children who received a Montessori education tend to demonstrate stronger executive function, including self-control and working memory. They also tend to perform well academically especially in the areas of language and math. Studies have also demonstrated the long-term benefits of a Montessori education and the link to elevated psychological well-being as an adult.

With a focus on independence, hands-on learning, social development, and individualized instruction, Montessori programs provide children with the tools they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. By choosing a Montessori program for your child, you are investing in their future and giving them the best possible start in their educational journey.

Why Do Families Love Apple Montessori Schools?

Apple Montessori Schools’ infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary programs make the most of a child’s critical early learning years. Their programs have been adapted over a 50 year history to bring out your child's best potential, not just in academics, but socially and emotionally as well. They aim to nurture the whole child and prepare them with life skills to succeed well beyond their years at Apple.

About Apple Montessori Schools:

• With 18 locations throughout New Jersey, Apple Montessori Schools is the largest provider of Montessori for early education in the state.

• Modern Montessori approach combines the proven Montessori method with technology and a unique literacy program that has most children reading by age 4.

• Advanced academics supplemented with enrichment programs including: Art, Yoga, Baby Signs, Character Education, Foreign Language, STEAM, Outdoor Learning, and more.

• Outdoor classrooms provide various multi-sensory activities that enable students to develop cognitive skills, muscle coordination, balance, and confidence.

• Caring Montessori trained educators guide children to explore, learn, build confidence, and gain independence.

• A Summer Camp Program that offers exciting interactive activities including our hands-on coding & robotics programs, daily swim, water fun, music, drama, arts, sports, Montessori lessons, and more!

Your child deserves the best educational experience to prepare them for success. Apple Montessori Schools is the perfect place for them to learn and grow, with purposeful activities that teach them life-long lessons of personal responsibility.

Let your child thrive in an environment suited for their development. Does Montessori sound like it is for you and your family? Schedule a tour at Apple Montessori Schools and find out today!

Apple Montessori Schools | Multiple Locations Throughout NJ | Programs & Amenities Vary By Location

Research:

https://www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evidence-based-living/202309/what-the-evidence-says-about-montessori-education?amp

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/social-instincts/202201/montessori-children-often-turn-happy-adults

 


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