Preschool Educational Philosophies

Montessori Preschools

Maria Montessori created a strict approach to training young children in the early 1900s, stressing a structured environment that relies on teaching task oriented skills (i.e., cleaning your space, putting materials away) rather than focusing on the children’s imagination or socialization skills. In a typical classroom, children are more likely to work individually on learning practical life tasks as well as language and math skills. While Maria Montessori encouraged an expeditious separation of children from their parents, few Montessori Schools in the City adhere to this approach and are supportive during the separation process.

Montessori preschools are best suited for children who are:

  • Advanced cognitively
  • Hands-on or visual learners
  • Self-motivated learners
  • Hesitant to make new friends or interact with adults