"The education of a very small child does not aim at preparing him for school but for life."
Welcome to Desert Edge Montessori!
CURRENTLY WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLLMENT INTO OUR AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL CLASS. WE HAVE 4 OPEN SPOTS REMAINING.
"Ours was a house for children, rather than a real school. We had prepared a place for children where a diffused culture could be assimilated from the environment, without any need for direct instruction . . . Yet these children learned to read and write before they were five, and no one had given them any lessons. At that time it seemed miraculous that children of four and a half should be able to write, and that they should have learned without the feeling of having been taught."
Maria Montessori, born in 1870, was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. She worked in the fields of psychiatry, education and anthropology. She believed that each child is born with a unique potential to be revealed, rather than as a "blank slate" waiting to be written upon. The Montessori method is an approach to educating children. Maria Montessori based her educational methods on scientific observation of children's learning processes. Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, Dr. Montessori designed a "prepared environment" in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities. Now, nearly a century after Maria Montessori's first casa dei bambini ("children's house") in Rome, Montessori education is found all over the world, spanning ages from birth to adolescence. Here at Desert Edge Montessori we are proud to be a part of her legacy!
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Friday's open by appoinment only
"We often forget that imagination is a force for the discovery of the truth."
"There has to be joy in all things. . .
and it can't all be so serious. You have to make sure that the child can discover peace and happiness in the world around them."
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