Often, when touring La Jolla Montessori School, parents ask our team the difference between Montessori preschool and day care.
The answer is simple. La Jolla Montessori School is focused on disseminating the Montessori Method–a systematic and methodical learning approach towards teaching children aged 18 months to six years of age.
Conversely, day care facilities are not necessarily teaching children because they may not:
Of course, day care has its advantages. They provide parents with the peace of mind of having their children cared for while they are at work. Other benefits may also include:
Here are three benefits Montessori preschool students receive:
The benefit? An immediate and major ‘leg up’ to help our youngest students absorb and adapt knowledge.
Montessori preschool allows them to succeed from the get-go.
As you see, there are core differences between Montessori preschool and day care. At its core, La Jolla Montessori Preschool offers early education options unavailable at most day care facilities. Montessori teachers will learn about your child and their inherent academic, social and emotional skill sets over a period of years. They will observe and evaluate your child’s strengths while getting them to focus on their skills and passions. This will help build their foundations for the future.