Italian physician Maria Montessori’s vision for schoolchildren everywhere was to help each child achieve his or her individual potential through a life-long love of education and learning. Through scientific observations of children, Dr. Montessori’s method of education embraces diverse cultures and appeals to their natural curiosity and eagerness for knowledge. Learning is fostered in a supportive environment with an approach that not only develops the child’s physical, emotional and social capabilities, but also values her or his human spirit.
Science activities play a crucial
role in the Montessori setting, with the teacher giving gentle direction and
guidance in accord with your child’s instructional level. The Science area in a
environment might explore the world of plants through topics such as
pollination and seed dispersal, the plants we eat and the use of tree
identification cards. Weather and astronomy experiments delve into types of
clouds and weather and moon phases. Montessori students learn about the U.S.
space missions and enjoy using weather tracking and astronomy cards to broaden
their understanding of the sky. Examination of forms of energy and Newton’s
three laws of motion bring light to Science theories, and your child will learn
about his or her own place in the world as they explore animals and their place
in the animal kingdom. In accordance with Montessori principles, subjects
evolve as children show other new interests.
Starting your child’s education at
a Fremont Montessori school will give her or him the skills needed to
succeed in today’s challenging world, in an inclusive environment that allows
them to stretch beyond traditional teaching methods. If you’ve been wondering
if our innovative teaching methods, Montessori philosophy and rigorous
curriculum can help your child, schedule a tour with us to learn more.