(1870 - 1952) Dr. Maria Montessori was a woman ahead of her time. She devoted her life to the advancement of education for children of all ages.She believed that the typical teaching method of a teacher lecturing a student was not a conducive learning environment. Many students were failing in traditional schools. It was from this dissatisfaction and disbelief that Maria Montessori began her studies in child development and that Montessori education was first born.Since the early 1900s, Montessori schools have provided a unique learning environment tailored to students of all capabilities. Teachers are not considered the centre of learning. [...]
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Advice on Choosing a School Choosing the right school or child care facility for your child is an extremely difficult decision that requires time and effort so give yourself enough lead time to explore all options before coming to a decision. Some schools have a waiting list so it's important you register early. The decision process should include examining the characteristics of your child, your family and the school itself. For example, if you value education and a healthy lifestyle, your child’s school should reflect this commitment. Arrange for a tour of the school and if possible, book an [...]
Being Green! "It's Not Easy Being Green" - Kermit the Frog Bright Child Montessori is not a day care. We are a school. We offer a safe and healthy learning environment for your precious little ones. We are an Eco-Friendly Montessori School that strives to sustain the planet with our business practices and in the way we educate your children.Your children will become aware of the impact they can have on the environment by planting organic gardens, using recycled materials, and ensuring to turn the lights off when they are not in use.They will become young yogi’s by practicing yoga [...]
Who went to Montessori? A few examples of well-known Montessori graduates include: Jeff Bezos, financial analyst, founder of Amazon.com Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former editor, former first lady Sergey Brin & Larry Page, co-founders of Google.com (who credit their Montessori education for much of their success) Julia Child, famous chef, star of many TV cooking shows and author of numerous cookbooks Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, rap star, music mogul Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family Anne Frank, famous diarist from World War II Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian painter [...]