Montessori schools offer children a unique educational opportunity that can bring many long-term benefits. From 6 months old up to the age of 9, Montessori programs are designed to raise confident, independent thinkers who are well prepared to succeed in tomorrow’s new world.
Here is how Montessori educational experience, including the programs at La Prima Casa, can help benefit your child.
Getting An Early Start
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that a child’s brain develops most rapidly during the period between birth and six- years-old. No wonder, Montessori education is designed to make the most of this period, introducing new ideas and experiences to early learners that can carry with them through their future studies.
For the youngest students, our il Nido program offers an early experience with the Montessori philosophy, preparing them for their next educational steps, no matter where they may be.
Designed for children of 6 to 18 months, Il Nido serves as the child’s first home away from home. It offers a warm, loving and nurturing atmosphere where the child can continue their work of self-construction without obstacles. We use an array of natural materials and fabrics that help children learn through touch, smells and other senses, a hallmark of the Montessori method.
Once the child enters the Primary and Elementary school programs, they will have the opportunity to experience one of the most unique aspects of Montessori schooling: multi-age classrooms. This is something they are certainly not likely to experience at a traditional school.
Multi-age classroom is a critical part of the Montessori method, as it creates the environment necessary to foster the independent studies and self-guided curriculum.
Independent Learning And Collaboration
In our multi-age classrooms, teachers don’t lecture students. Instead, in a Montessori classroom, students work independently, with the instructors serving as guides to make sure they are learning.
Multi-age classrooms also provide an opportunity for students to help other students, giving some students their first experience with leadership and collaboration.
Another benefit of the Montessori method and its multi-age classrooms is that our teachers stay with a classroom, and its students, for more than one year.
Dr. Montessori famously described the instructors in her classroom as “scientists,” who study their students in an effort to get the best result for their educational curriculum. Montessori instructors can remain with a student for as many as three years, creating a long period where the teacher can learn about the student, thus giving them extended insight on how to best move the student towards their educational goals.
Enrollment at La Prima Casa Montessori
At La Prima Casa Montessori, registration for the 2021 – 2022 school year opened Monday, February 8th. Whether you are the parent of a returning student or are considering enrolling your child for the first time in a Montessori school, please be sure to call us at 305-854-8001 and schedule a tour. It will give you a chance to witness the Montessori philosophy in action and see why it is that our alumni consistently move on to Miami’s top schools and gifted programs!