Preparation for life begins much earlier than you think. Data compiled by the Rauch Foundation found that 90 percent of the brain is developed by the time a person is five years old.
From birth to (approximately) age six, your child’s brain works in a very different way than an adults does. At this age, their mind is like a sponge, soaking up vast amounts of information from their environment. The child is absorbing everything around them, effortlessly, continuously, and indiscriminately. This is what Maria Montessori referred to as “the absorbent mind.”
At ExcellED Montessori Plus, your child will build a strong foundation to master the knowledge, skills, confidence, creativity, and social abilities. This will allow them to define their own goals, and pursue them over time. Our programs include integration of Montessori and other instructional, developmental, and psychological strategies.
From birth to age three, your child absorbs information unconsciously or unknowingly. They learn to sit, stand, walk, use their hands, and speak, etc., without conscious effort on their part. They are developing their basic abilities or functions through mimicry.
Maria Montessori used “nido,” which means “nest” in Italian, to describe the infant classroom. Infants need to feel cared for and loved in order to feel safe to explore and grow. The Nido classroom has developmentally appropriate material and activities that support the child through each stage of infant growth.
The toddler years are a time of great cognitive, emotional, and social development.
During this period of development, the child acquires a sense of autonomy and independence through the mastery of various specialized tasks such as control of body functions, refinement of motor and language skills, and acquisition of socially acceptable behavior, especially toleration of delayed gratification and acceptance of separation from the mother or parents.
In the short span of a year or so, your child will experience an explosion of language, advancement in fine and gross motor control, problem-solving ability, independence, and social interaction.
At ExcellED Montessori Plus, the toddler classroom is filled with learning opportunities. Toddlers learn how to be independent, develop language skills, and even get toilet trained.Learn More
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“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”—Dr. Maria Montessori
At ExcellED Montessori Plus, the preschoolers get to work in a safe environment where they are both learners and teachers. They learn to be leaders, they learn to work in teams, and they learn by experience. They learn concepts of creativity, exploration, problem-solving, and critical thinking. They learn to be curious.Learn More