Montessori schools are set apart from traditional schools in many ways. One of the foundational principles of Montessori education is that it is never too early for a child to start learning which makes a Montessori preschool a great option from a young age. Here are four reasons to choose a Montessori preschool for your child.
1. Education is Centered Around Child
No two children are exactly the same and they especially don’t always learn at the same pace. This is why at a Montessori preschool the child leads the learning. A teacher will observe and provide the building blocks to children’s education but never faster than they are ready for.
2. There Are No Rewards
Do you get frustrated that every child seems to think that he or she is the best at everything? The fact is every child has individual strengths and weaknesses and both should be acknowledged. Instead of praising everything a child does and giving rewards, at Montesorri schools the teachers observe actions they want to reinforce and let the child know that it was appreciated.
3. Builds Relationships With Peers
Unlike traditional schools that have kids divided into their individual age groups, Montessori schools put kids together in groups of many ages. This allows younger kids to watch how the older kids handle certain situations and in turn, they can learn from each other. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn and work alongside each other with different levels and abilities.
4. Provides Kids With Independence
Teachers are there to guide the students not to control them. This means that students have to learn to do things on their own instead of always relying on the adult to do it. The teacher will help when it is needed, but the goal, in the end, is for the child to learn to do everything independently.
Montessori schools are a great alternative to a traditional school when your goals for your child are to start learning more about themselves and his or her unique abilities from an early age.