MindTech Montessori Schools emphasizes active learning as children learn best by pursuing their personal interests and goals, children make their own choices about materials and activities during the program time. As they pursue their choices and plans, children explore, ask and answer questions, solve problems, and interact with peers, program staff, volunteers, students on placement and other adults. Children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. MindTech Montessori Schools recognizes each child as a unique individual who brings their own abilities to the program and deserves the encouragement and space to try new things, explore new ideas and develop their own unique creativity. We provide an environment that fosters curiosity, one that allows children to explore in a safe and caring environment, an environment in which to grow and develop to their maximum potential. We understand the importance of taking children’s stages of development and their unique family, community and life experiences into consideration. In each case, we aim to integrate all areas of the child’s development into our program in a holistic way.
OUR GOALS for children, consistent with both Maria Montessori’s Philosophy and the Ministry of Education pedagogy, which includes the following:
Every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world.
Every child is developing a sense of self, health, and well-being.
Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind, and senses.
Every child is a capable communicator who expresses himself or herself in many ways. Children’s interests are valuable to their learning and offer a rich variety of experiences. The type of activities we offer daily include:
drama, music, dance and visual arts
language and literacy
nature, science and technology
construction and design
daily opportunities for physical literacy and active outdoor play
opportunities for school-age children to work on their homework
rest time for children who require it, based on their developmental needs
OUR PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO:
Encourage children to interact and communicate in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate.
Foster the children’s exploration, play, and inquiry.
Provide child-initiated and adult-supported experiences.
Offer opportunities to create authentic lasting relationships with others in the program.