At New Generation Montessori Academy, we apply the Montessori Method of education, a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.
It views the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the whole development of the child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive.
Our curriculum includes tools with contemporary technology to help the child to develop the new skills that technology use requires for our modern generation.
Hallmarks of Montessori
Montessori Required Components
Components necessary for a program to be considered authentically Montessori include:
- Multi-age groupings that foster peer learning
- Uninterrupted blocks of work time
- Guided choice of work activity
In addition, a full complement of specially designed Montessori learning materials are meticulously arranged and available for use in an aesthetically pleasing environment.
The Learning Triangle
The guide (teacher), the child, and the environment create a learning triangle. The environment (classroom) is prepared by the guide to encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order.
The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment offers to develop himself, interacting with the guide when support and/or guidance is need.
Are a hallmark of the Montessori Method
Younger children learn from older children; older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. This arrangement also mirrors the real world, where individuals work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions.
Maria Montessori observed that children experience sensitive periods, or windows of opportunity, as they grow. As their students develop, Montessori teachers match appropriate lessons and materials to these sensitive periods when learning is most naturally absorbed and internalized.
In early childhood, Montessori students learn through sensory-motor activities, working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experience: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, and movement.
At New Generation Montessori, we work to complete the learning triangle where the child will develop their maximum potential. We believe that every child will raise their own flag: “I’m the future”
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe’, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.