6 Ways Montessori Develops Mentally Strong Preschoolers

Preparing Preschoolers for the Big World: Raising Mentally Strong Children

Physical Activity in Montessori

As parents, one of our deepest desires is to ensure our children grow up to be strong, capable, and resilient individuals. An essential element in this developmental journey is allowing children to solve their problems. This skill, when cultivated from a young age, prepares them for the immediate challenges of childhood and a lifetime of decision-making and independence.

As parents and caregivers, our instinct is to protect and guide our children through life’s challenges. However, there is immense value in allowing children the space and freedom to solve their problems. This skill, when cultivated from a young age, prepares them for the immediate challenges of childhood and a lifetime of decision-making and independence.

“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”

Denis Waitley

6 Ways to Raise your Child Mentally

The Power of Problem-Solving

A profound insight shared by experts in child psychology and education, including some renowned doctors who have studied early childhood development, emphasizes the importance of allowing children the space to encounter and solve their own problems. This practice is at the core of our Excelled Montessori approach, where the environment is meticulously designed to let children make choices throughout their day, without predefined scripts or excessive adult intervention.

Montessori Philosophy in Action

Our Montessori campus is a testament to our commitment to this philosophy. Here, children are not just taught academic subjects but are encouraged to explore their environments independently. This method trusts children to face challenges and find solutions on their own, fostering a sense of accomplishment and self-reliance from as early as three to five years old.

Practical Examples from Daily Life

Consider a simple everyday situation such as a child pouring their own milk. It’s common for spills to occur. Instead of rushing to clean up, we encourage parents and educators to take a step back. Ask the child, “What should we do about this?” This approach not only teaches practical problem-solving but also instills confidence and the understanding that mistakes are a natural part of learning.

The Role of Educators and Parents

In our Montessori setting, we constantly remind our teachers—and through this blog, our parents—to “take a step back, not a step forward.” This philosophy allows children to experience life’s small but significant decisions. By facing these choices, they build a foundation of experiences that will guide them through more complex decisions in the future.

A Gift of Learning

As part of our commitment to this educational journey, we gift each graduating child with Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” This book is not just a fun read but a symbol of the journey ahead. Each teacher personalizes a message in this book, making it a treasure trove of memories and learnings that accumulate through the years, from preschool to high school.

A Call to Stay Connected

As we celebrate this year’s graduation, we are reminded of the incredible journey these young minds have embarked on with us. For those who have been part of our community for years, and for those just joining, we cherish the bonds that have been formed and look forward to hearing about the wonderful places our children will go.

Thank you for being part of our Excelled Montessori family. As your children grow and explore new horizons, please keep in touch. Your stories inspire us, and your feedback helps us grow.

Closing Ceremony

As we conclude, we invite you to celebrate the milestones achieved not just by our children but by our community. Each step your child takes is a step towards independence, and each story shared is a testimony to the impact of empowering young minds.

Let’s continue this beautiful journey together, fostering environments where our children can thrive as problem solvers, today and tomorrow.

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    Programs offered at ExcellED Montessori Plus include:

    ✔️Infants (10 Weeks – 18 Months)
    ✔️Toddlers (18 – 36 Months)
    ✔️Primary (3-6 Years)
    ✔️Mother’s Day Out
    ✔️Spanish Immersion / Dual Language
    ✔️After School Programs and Summer Camp (6 – 12 Years)
    Music, Spanish, and Yoga are other programs included as part of the tuition.
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