Chapman Montessori School is committed to promoting quality Montessori education for children from 18 months to 6 years. We provide a safe, secure, and loving environment by incorporating the principles set forth by Dr. Maria Montessori. We are committed to children learning and as educators, we help encourage each child to reach their highest potential-spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
The Montessori Method requires teaching skills that differ from traditional methods. We believe that each child needs to be respected regardless of their abilities. Therefore, we prefer to work with children on an individual basis, guiding them and helping them discover and develop their talents. We also encourage the children to take ownership in shaping the classroom dynamic by openly sharing their work, ideas and personalities which will enrich their peers and foster their intellectual development. Constructive guidance and positive reinforcement is used in accordance in order to maintain an atmosphere where children feel comfortable yet confident.
The Montessori Method of Education is a model which looks at the needs of children of all levels of mental and physical abilities. This model parallels the diverse society they will experience as adults and hence it will provide the children with a seamless transition into future phases in their life.
The focus on the “Whole Child”, “Prepared Environment” and “Montessori Materials” make the method different from the many programs.
Montessori allows each child to reach his/her full potential in all areas of development. Activities in our Montessori environment promote cognitive, physical and social skills. Children are allowed to experience the joy of learning by allowing them to learn at their own pace.
The “prepared environment” allows for self-directing learning to take place. The freedom in the environment permits children to take ownership for their learning thus building self-positive concept and confidence.
The Montessori designed manipulative materials for all subject areas (Practical life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Culture) are multi-sensory, sequential and self-correcting which facilitates learning of skills and ideas.
Our program supports the following philosophy about the children and their growth: