At Educación Montessori we strive to ensure that our students enjoy the beauty and love in our Montessori prepared environment. Everything in the classroom environment, down to the finest detail, is prepared well in advance with the intention that it will be used to enhance a specific aspect of the child’s development. Children appreciate beauty and organization. The desire for beauty in the environment is not a luxury, it is a need for the child; a way for them to connect to the environment. Dr. Maria Montessori’s works were created with the intention of doing just that; to create materials so that they are beautiful and enticing to the child. She believed that objects should be fragile and beautiful. At Educación Montessori, we make the world accessible to the child by having a prepared environment and allow freedom for the child’s human tendencies to become operative within the environment.
To encourage the development of the whole child by providing a Montessori education. We prepare children to thrive. We educate for peace and prepare them for life. We provide a dynamic environment to encourage personal growth, academic accomplishments and intellectual curiosity. We establish within a child the intellectual, emotional, and physical rigor needed to become a self-directed learner, flexible thinker, creative problem solver, and support their ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live.
It is during the sensitive period of language (birth to age 8) when children can learn any language with minimal effort in a natural way. The “absorbent mind” of the child picks up the language by making associations with what is heard to the daily routines and to the materials the child is seeing and using. In addition to developing a usable fluency in Spanish, the children develop the ability and willingness to tolerate ambiguity and to search for meaning. The exposure of a second language not only stimulates and challenges the brain but builds an extra mental capacity and further develops concentration, listening, analyzing, and verbal skills. Spanish is an integral part of our curriculum. Children hear Spanish throughout the day. The guide will introduce Spanish through songs, games, instructions, greetings and special lessons.