Montessori Method

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Education plays a crucial role in a child’s growth. How much ever time and money do we spend on their schooling, they may struggle later if their educational foundation is weak. Children spend most of their time at school. So, make sure to make the right choice that can create a great impact on their personal and professional development.

What is Montessori Method?

The Montessori Method is a child-centric educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It is totally based on collaborative play and hands-on learning. Its primary goal is to encourage children to make inventive choices during their learning.

The Learning Triangle, one of the hallmarks of the Montessori method, consists of three elements – the teacher, the environment, and the child. 

The Teacher: The role of a teacher in the Montessori method is of a Model, Director, Guide, or Mentor. Once she is done with the individual lessons, children interact with the teacher whenever support or guidance is needed.

The Environment: The teacher prepares the classroom environment to encourage freedom, independence, and a sense of order in the students. The Montessori classrooms are crafted perfectly to meet the child’s needs, specifically for his age range.

The Child: Children make use of the materials available around the environment. The child works individually as well as in groups, finds and explores knowledge, and helps himself develop to his best potential.

Why Montessori Method?

The Montessori method has been successful worldwide mainly because it is based on a deeper understanding of how a child learns: choosing, trying, and implementing. The Montessori approach aims at the child’s learning ability while teaching him how to learn.      

  • The Montessori approach has been widely used for over a century in all corners of the world.
  • It creates a completely positive environment for your child.
  • Here, your child is encouraged to develop his primary elements of personality – independence, freedom, self-discipline, concentration, sense of reality, and more.
  • Every child is treated with respect and taught individually. In the Montessori approach, the teacher uses the child’s natural language development to help him learn reading.
  • A child’s habits and skills developed in a Montessori environment remain forever.

A true Montessori school believes and follows that the true value of a child’s academic achievements lies in his self-mastery, self-discipline, and his love of learning.

Montessori and Our School

  • All our teachers have received quality Montessori training.
  • Children are always relaxed and happy.
  • They select their activities independently from the shelves, play with them and learn with a focus.
  • You will find an orderly environment in our classrooms, with all the materials in good condition.
  • Each child is treated with respect by all the staff members.

Parent Testimonials

Both my son and daughter went through AMS. The teachers are so kind and thoughtful. They know when to encourage growth independently and when a child might need more of a helping hand. The kids helped grow a garden, feed a fish, and we got to go to a pumpkin patch! We will miss our time at this wonderful place.

Aundra Tomlins. August, 2020

Sending our daughter to Starlight Montessori is undoubtedly the best thing we have ever done for her.  The advancements she has made in speech, motor skills, and sports have been nothing short of astonishing.  The teachers and classroom also reinforce our values at home including good manners, being polite/kind to her peers/respectful of adults and a good family citizen.

Kathleen Hitchcock. May, 2019

My 2 year old son couldn’t love the school more. He cries when I pick him up and always asks to go to school. His teachers Marnie and Amanda are the most dedicated and gifted teachers I’ve ever seen. My very active boy is able to concentrate for extended periods of time as the result of his amazing teachers. His vocabulary went from 20 to 500 words in a matter of months. I constantly notice new things he learns at school. After touring the school, I knew right away that this is the perfect preschool for my kids and I was 100% right. I can’t wait for my daughter to start in the spring and tell everyone to go there

Mila Veber. December, 2017

My Youngest baby big girl went to starlight school and she had a great time learning, meeting other kids, being herself, the owner and staffs are simply fabulous, equally prepared to teach any kids in any situation! thanks

Peter. February, 2016​