Posted by Zoe Geoffrion , on Jun, 2018
For too many children, preschool is more about day care than it is about preparing them for the future. As we’ve learned more about children’s neurological and psychological needs, we’ve also learned that the education process is best started very early – at three and four years of age. An NJ Montessori preschool can help your child grow and thrive with early childhood preparation and education. However, what is the key objectives of this type of school?
A Positive Attitude Toward Learning
Much of your child’s attitude toward learning and school in, general, is created by their first experience with it. A Montessori school focuses on creating a positive attitude within your child about school, about learning activities, about socialization, and more.
Every child is different, with unique needs and capabilities. A Montessori school offers an individualized approach to education preparation, based specifically on your child individually. Children can work at their own pace, receive guidance and support from teachers on a one-on-one basis, repeat tasks whenever necessary to truly cement learning, and build knowledge and experience.
For most school students, self-confidence is a significant issue. It can prevent learning, and can even lead to problem behaviors in class. A Montessori school will focus on boosting your child’s self-confidence so that he or she is prepared for new learning environments, and is confident in his or her abilities to master new materials and learn new concepts.
Children are born with an innate sense of curiosity. They want to know everything about the world around them, and cannot learn enough, at least initially. Sadly, that curiosity is often driven away by the time they get older, which can have dramatic repercussions on their academic future, as well as their success in adult life. A Montessori preschool will help foster an abiding, lifelong sense of curiosity in your child, helping encourage them to become lifelong learners.
Concentration and Persistence
Too many classrooms are chaotic environments in which it is impossible to focus and concentrate. That does no good for your child. A Montessori school helps your child develop strong skills in concentration and persistence to help foster success throughout their lives.
As you can see, a Montessori curriculum can have a very positive impact on your little one. We invite you to contact Alpine Montessori today to learn more.