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Every school has a vision. That vision includes dreams,
hopes, goals and a purpose. Ours is guided by a spirit
of mission and service - to the children and to the
community. Montessori educates for Peace, understanding
and dialogue. It fosters a true and everlasting respect
All Montessori classrooms are different. There are
differences even within a school, because each
Montessori directress (teacher) brings into that
environment the very best she can offer children. Then
the children themselves change the environment, making
it their own and shaping it with their personalities.
This forms a unique community of equals, where all
members respect one another.
We offer children a carefully prepared environment,
according to solid traditional Montessori principles.
According to Dr. Montessori, "the most important
period of life is not the age of university studies, but
the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
For that is the time when man's intelligence itself, his
greatest implement, is being formed."
Our kindergarten is a child-sized environment, where
life-skills can be developed through self-chosen,
purposeful activity. The children’s needs are met and
their innate curiosity and love of learning is nurtured.
As a result, knowledge is acquired naturally. Much of
the learning is through the manipulation of special
didactic materials and learning aids. Most importantly,
the children become self-directed learners. Skills of
independent learning and the ability to self-correct are
developed early in life, along with a strong sense of
self-discipline. These attributes play an important part
in helping the child develop a solid foundation in
language, mathematics, cultural studies, art and
aesthetics. Creativity and imagination are also nurtured
to provide a well-rounded early educational experience.
As this learning takes place at a natural pace, in a
loving community, the emotional and academic development
of the child are regarded as an integrated whole.
The Mammolina Children's Home Montessori
Kindergarten is a place where children like what they