The Montessori Methodology
Dr. Maria Montessori was the first female physician to graduate from the University of Rome in 1896. The Montessori pedagogy was developed through her observations and practice working with children.
This philosophy revolves around the basis of viewing children as ‘mini-adults’ who are capable of self-directed learning. Through scientific observations of the children’s learning processes, Dr. Montessori discovered that children learned most effectively in a “prepared environment” where they are able to choose free from an array of developmentally appropriate activities.
The Montessori method of education develops the whole person — not merely his/her intellect, but also their powers of deliberation, initiative and independent choice. Group harmony is vital to individual achievement. By living as a free member of a real social community, the pupil’s ability to function in a group is developed and he acquires those fundamental social qualities which form the basis of good citizenship — a respect for the dignity of others and thereby gaining respect for oneself.
Achievement, both academically and socially, is fostered by adjusting the curriculum to the individual for it is growing that is satisfying, not perfecting.
The Milestone Methodology
Milestone Montessori offers a learning program based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy. This philosophy revolves around the basis of viewing children as ‘mini-adults’ who care cable of self-directed learning. Through scientific observations of the children’s learning processes, Dr. Montessori discovered that children learned most effectively in a “prepared environment” where they were able to choose freely, from an array of developmentally appropriate activities.
All classrooms at Milestone Montessori are child-initiated and adult supported to provide positive interactions among the children and to support their ability to self-regulate.
We recognize and respect the unique qualities of each child and family, regardless of ancestry, culture, ethnicity, race, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, family, and developmental abilities and needs. Our experienced and qualified professional team members are dedicated to providing an engaging environment for the children to foster their learning and development.
MM’s program statement is also in conjunction with the Ministry of Education’s programming and pedagogy document “How Does Learning Happen?”. With the two stimulating philosophies combined, MM provides our children the most nourishing, safe and secured environment to assist them reach their next milestones.