What is Montessori? The Montessori Method is an education system developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago. The method is child-centered, based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. The Montessori approach to education was consciously designed to recognize and address individual learning styles. This gives children a chance to absorb the material and learn at their own individual pace, to have individual accomplishments recognized and build self-confidence and a love for learning. It has been successful for over a century in cultures throughout the world as an approach to education that embraces the spirit of the child, values the development of the whole, and nurtures the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of each child.
In a Montessori school classroom you can expect to find multi-age groupings. In a Toddler classroom you will find ages 18 months to 3 year olds and in a Primary classroom you will find 3 year to 6 year olds working together to create a better understanding of the world around them. Younger children love to learn from older children and older children love to teach what they have learned, and this reinforces the concepts they have already mastered. This set-up resembles that of a real world work place where individuals work and play with people of all ages. Classrooms are not run by a teacher alone, but rather they are guided by their teacher. The teacher introduces the children in managing their own classroom community, which develops leadership and independence. At Curious Child Omaha Montessori School we fully embrace the Montessori Method of learning.
The Curious Child Montessori School is among the best Montessori Omaha offers, an independent school offering the highest quality preschool education. Our school celebrates diversity and welcomes children from 18 months to 8 years of age. We are centrally located in LaVista, three miles south of 72nd and I 80 and two miles north of Papillion at 76th and Harrison.
Our main goal at The Curious Child Montessori School is to provide a loving, nurturing, stimulating, calm, and caring environment for our children. Our school promotes respect, independence, enthusiasm for learning, and appreciation for self and others. We strive to create an atmosphere of respect between students, families, and staff.
The Montessori approach is to aid in the development of the child’s unique individual self allowing each child to develop according to their own pace. Our program is designed with each child’s social and emotional needs, as well as his or her academic and physical development in mind. Our academic curriculum consists of language, math, practical life, sensorial, geography, culture, and Spanish.
Our carefully prepared environment and qualified staff allow your child to develop self-confidence and independence that inspires self-discipline and a love for learning. Each classroom contains a wide variety of materials that attract the child’s interest in all areas. Our 3/4 acre outdoor classroom and playground is National Wildlife Foundation Certified. Our space has multiple gardens, trees, decks, logs, climbing rocks and flowing water in the spring and summer. Contact us today at www.curiouschildmontessori.com and we look forward to hearing from you!