What are the criteria for an effective education—whether it’s Montessori, faith-based, traditional, private or at home learning? Is Montessori education effective?
Here are the fundamental Year One goals for our youngest students:
Mommy, if your toddler did all these things today, how much time would you save?
Notice we wrote ‘did’ as in ‘do’ as in ‘do it yourself.’ Montessori is all about DIY and absorbing learning.
Only by learning ‘how to do’ and ‘how to do it yourself’ can your child learn to make mistakes, learn from those mistakes and re-focus on self-correction via repetition to achieve success. Achieving success means mastering effectiveness and that means ascending into the primary program.
During Year Two, students continue daily dual Spanish/English language immersion.
What began as two vocabulary words with the same meaning (like ‘red’ and ‘rojo’) now morphs into full sentences. Concurrently, bilingualism is building knowledge in adjacent subjects like geography, math and the arts.
Students are also midpoint beneficiaries of age-range groupings. In a Montessori setting, the youngest and oldest are grouped together to build social and emotional skills like:
Then, joy! In Year Three, they’ll blend this new learning and form leadership and mentoring skills for the next group of three year olds.
By the time your child completes Kindergarten, his/her skills are well on their way to knowing ‘how to.’ How to:
They’ll enter elementary school with a love for learning, a strong sense of self and an understanding of their place in the world. Montessorians call this process ‘creating a whole child.’
Is Montessori Education Effective? Take a tour and see for yourself. You’ll be sure to want to enroll your children at La Jolla Montessori School today. The future needs them.