From birth to about 6 years of age, children have what Maria Montessori describes as an 'absorbent mind."They simply absorb everything in their environment without having to study anything. Think, for example, how children learn their native tongue simply by being exposed to it.After 6 or 7 years of age the stage of the Absorbent Mind passes, never to return.After this period, children have to study and memorize in order to retain new information.Everything that is absorbed during this initial stage of your child's development goes to form the person they are about to become.
The Montessori School of Wellington takes full advantage of this period of the Absorbent Mind to develop your child's skills and love of learning.Our teachers work one-on-one with each child to bring them up to their 'match':this is where the work they are doing matches exactly their level of expertise and interest.Instead of all the children having to follow a predetermined curriculum, whether or not they are interested, the children at the Montessori School of Wellington choose the work they want to do from a wide variety of materials that cover every aspect of their development.Our children are taken from one level to the next according to their ability and not according to their age.
The Montessori School of Wellington was founded in 1996.We provide authentic Montessori education and have been inspected by CCMA (Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators).CCMA is the only organization which actually inspects Montessori schools to ensure that they are providing genuine, quality Montessori education.
As well as the Montessori curriculum, our children enjoy daily French, yoga classes, Kindermusik classes, storytelling, indoor play in our gym and outdoor play and gardening in our nature garden.
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