"The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth
to age six. For that is the time when men intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed".
Dr. Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method is based on the knowledge that all children learn best - by seeing, hearing, touching,
tasting and smelling, and at their own pace. Using these senses, children pass through sensitive stages during
which they have an amazing capacity to learn one thing (e.g. language) to the exclusion of all others.
With their absorbent minds, children soak up knowledge as if they were a sponge.
In order for the child to learn, the environment should be prepared in such a way as to offer
the child self-correcting materials and activities that are appropriate to his individual developmental needs.
In this environment, the child must be free to move about, to interact and to choose the activities that interest
him during his current sensitive period. It is through freedom and independent work that learning occurs; the
role of the teacher is to observe the child and to continually adapt the environment to his needs.
Here at New Horizon Montessori, we believe firmly in the Montessori Method and our philosophy, classroom
environment and curriculum reflect that. We believe that a child's education is a partnership between the
school and the home; this will ensure each child's success.
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