PHILOSOPHY

Hummingbird Montessori offers a delightful indoor-outdoor learning environment in a comfortable home atmosphere. Our culturally diverse Montessori curriculum incorporates a hands-on approach to teaching that

encourages children to be curious and explore their environment.

 

This theory was created by Maria Montessori in 18th-century Italy, and has since expanded into western culture as it became recognized as an effective method of early childhood development.

 

The Montessori approach offers children a solid foundation as they move into elementary school and beyond. As the Common Core curriculum becomes more widely implemented in public schools, this foundation will be crucial to a student’s success. Common Core requires the same kind of insightful and abstract thinking that the Montessori method encourages.

 

Beyond the educational benefits of a Montessori background, there are also many social benefits to having this unique foundation of learning. A large emphasis is placed on teaching children how to problem-solve and effectively communicate with others. The Montessori approach has been very helpful for families with children on the autism spectrum, and similarly, we have seen it be supportive for many other types of learning and social disabilities.

The Montessori method strives to model how each of us is part of a larger community. This model demonstrates the type of responsibility and behavior that makes every individual a valuable part of a community. At Hummingbird, we encourage our learners to care for both themselves and their peers to create a harmonious school community. This can serve as an early model for future community-conscious behavior as children grow.

Please read on to see how the Montessori theory is implemented in our school!

 

To learn more about the Montessori method and its successes, please explore here

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