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A Closer Look at the Montessori Philosophy of Education

Montessori is a method of education initiated in the early 1900s by Dr. Maria Montessori — one of Italy’s first female physicians. Through observation and experimentation, Dr. Montessori designed a set of learning materials that best supported the manner in which children learn. This refined style of presentation and method of education is what we now use today in our private school in Sugar Land, Texas.

One of the founding principles of Montessori programs in Texas is the integration of project-based learning. Dr. Montessori viewed education from a scientific level due to her background. Hence, she believed that education should prepare children for all aspects of life. The learning materials and techniques she designed would promote the natural growth of learning in students.

We work with these techniques and materials to form a pattern that children carry over naturally to develop important skills like mathematics, reading, and writing. With each skill developed to interlock with one another. Hence, pre-primary learning with the Montessori philosophy utilizes a child-centered educational approach.

In a Montessori education, children are provided opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as responsible, competent, and engaged individuals. Each child is valued as a unique individual as a Montessori education accommodates different learning styles and recognizes that children learn in different ways.

Beginning at an early age in preschool and as children enter an elementary campus in Texas, they develop concentration, independence, and coordination. The classroom design, materials, and daily routines they experience are designed to support their ability to learn and grow as individuals.

We at Montessori Reggio Academy apply these principles to the education we provide. To learn more about our campus and curriculum, feel free to reach out to us.

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