Hands down, the best Preschool in the Q!! All 3 of my daughters attend Montessori ONE. One of my daughter's has a developmental delay, which the wonderful staff at Montessori ONE helped us identify. They worked to help compliment the Child Find public school program she was enrolled in, but more importantly, truly worked to understand how to help her excel. Mrs. Sarita truly changed our daughter's life with her nurturing and caring approach. Our twins will graduate kindergarten this year knowing multiplication, division, fractions, cursive handwriting, all their continents, I could go on and on! But it's not all about academics at Montessori ONE - the difference in this school is they teach kindness and respect in a nurturing environment. And the kids have FUN while learning. You really need to take a tour and see for yourself – you’ll be amazed at what you see the kiddo’s doing. I can't wait until Mrs. Tina opens up 1-6 grade - my girls will be the first ones enrolled =)
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Mixed Age Groups:
The children are a mixture of ages with groupings from 6-9 year-olds, 9-12 year-olds, or 6-12 years. The multi-age groupings allow each child to work at their own pace without feeling pressure or competition. The mixed age group also allows the children to develop socially, intellectually, and emotionally at their own individual pace.
Cooperation and Collaboration:
Children will be encouraged to treat one another with kindness and respect. Insults and aggressive behaviors tend to be rare and will not be accepted. Because children learn at their own pace, our educators will not compare students against one another. Children will become confident and comfortable in their interactions with each other and adults.
As children grow older and more capable, they will help to care for the environment and the younger children in the class. The focus will not be on the educator, but more on the entire community of children and adults - as a real family. They play an active role in deciding and managing classroom activities and routines from preparing food to be shared, community lunches, learning conflict resolution skills and hosting class meetings to presenting lessons to classmates and doing community service projects.
We will focus on development of children, not only with appropriate patterns of polite behavior, but also by instilling basic universal values within the core of the child’s personality. These values will include self-respect, acceptance of the uniqueness of different people, kindness, compassion, peacefulness, honor, and individual responsibility.