Our preschool in Newark follows the Montessori's idea of a prepared environment. This idea is that everything your child comes in contact with will maximize his or her independent learning and exploration. The environment is setup to be well ordered and calm so your child is free to choose their activity and learn at their own pace.
There are six principles to the
prepared environment to ensure the success of your child:
It is believed your child must be
free to follow his or her own natural impulses. This allows them to develop
their potential and increase their knowledge of the world around them. The
prepared environment will give your child the freedom to explore and interact
Structure and Order
It may seem structure and order
are opposite to the freedom concept; however, this is far from the truth. In
the prepared environment of the Montessori school, structure and order reflect
the sense of the universe's structure and order. This enables your child to
make sense of the world he or she lives in.
The environment at the preschool
in Fremont follows the Montessori prepared environment concept of presenting
beauty. Your child's environment should suggest a simple harmony and be
uncluttered and well-maintained. They strive to create an atmosphere that invites
your child to come in and work.
Nature and Reality
Montessori schools have a deep
respect for nature. They believe nature should be used to inspire your child
and will often have your child outside rather than stuck in a classroom.
Natural materials are preferred in the prepared environment over those of
synthetics or plastic. The environment will also be child sized, as your child
should not have to be dependent on an adult to move around. All tools and
furniture are fitted to your child's size enabling their independence to
explore and learn.
Through the freedom to interact
in the prepared environment, your child will learn to have a sense of
compassion for those around them. They will learn social interaction through
work and play.
The prepared environment of the
Montessori school is to develop your child's whole personality, not just their
intellect. Your child will be provided the freedom to fully develop his or her
unique potential through appropriate and sensorial materials.
Call today and schedule a tour of
Montessori School in Newark. We’d love to show you our prepared
environment and help you discover if Montessori is right for you and your