“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” ~Maria Montessori
Early Childhood Montessori Education in Richmond, TX
Our Early Childhood Montessori education class offers multi-age grouping for children, ages 3 to 6 years. This three year, mixed-age grouping gives children the unique opportunity to succeed in a miniature community where mutual respect, sharing, caring, and self-reliance can thrive. Older children serve as mentors and role models for the younger ones. They reinforce their own knowledge and self-confidence by teaching and mentoring children younger than themselves.
A prepared learning environment supports a child’s natural curiosity, encourages creativity, and aids cooperative learning. In the class, materials, equipment, and tasks are carefully chosen to do just that. Young children are taught individually and in small groups.
Each child is free to choose any work she or he is introduced to from the different areas of the classroom. Each child has the freedom to observe, explore, and interact with the inviting and colorful materials in the classroom, thereby acquiring knowledge through play.