Children have the desire to examine their environment using all of their senses. The materials in the Montessori classroom are purposefully designed to allow the child to compare, discriminate, contrast and distinguish. As a teacher, my goal is to use the Montessori materials to help your child increase their balance and language skills while building confidence and independence. Dr. Maria Montessori once said, “It is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much, so that she may always be ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle between the child and his experience.”
My goal is to provide the sense of security and nurturing loving care that toddlers need to thrive during this sensitive learning period. I love to watch each child grow physically, emotionally, socially and academically in the prepared environment. I believe that, “The child, who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope…hope for peace in the future,” (Maria Montessori).
"Interesting pieces of work, freely chosen, which has the virtue of inducing concentration rather than fatigue, adds to the child’s energies and mental capacities, and leads him to self-mastery."