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The Marigold Montessori Philosophy

Welcome to Marigold Montessori! We are proud to embrace the Montessori philosophy, a child-centered educational approach that fosters a love of learning, creativity, and independence. Founded by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century, this philosophy has continued to inspire and nurture children for over a century.

At Marigold Montessori, we believe that each child is a unique individual with their own interests, abilities, and learning pace. Our curriculum is designed to support and guide children in their natural development, encouraging exploration and curiosity.

Key principles of our Montessori approach include:

Respect for the child: We treat each child with dignity and respect, honoring their autonomy and individuality. Our environment fosters a sense of belonging and community, allowing children to feel safe and supported as they grow.

Prepared environment: Our classroom is carefully designed to be welcoming, engaging, and functional. We offer age-appropriate materials and activities that encourage hands-on exploration, allowing children to learn through their senses and build a strong foundation for future learning.

The role of the teacher: Our teachers act as guides, observing and adapting their approach to meet each child's unique needs. They support children's growth and development by providing opportunities for self-discovery, problem-solving, and collaboration.

Self-directed learning: We empower children to take responsibility for their learning, fostering self-motivation and a love for lifelong learning. By allowing children to choose their activities, we nurture their curiosity and help them develop essential skills such as critical thinking, decision-making, and time management.

Mixed-age classrooms: Children at Marigold Montessori Preschool learn in a mixed-age classroom, allowing them to learn from and mentor one another. This approach promotes cooperation, collaboration, and empathy, while also providing opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

Holistic development: Our Montessori curriculum focuses on the whole child, addressing their cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. We nurture children's innate love of learning, fostering creativity, independence, and resilience.

At Marigold Montessori, our goal is to provide an enriching and nurturing environment where children can thrive and develop a strong foundation for future success. We are proud to be part of your child's journey and look forward to partnering with you in fostering a lifelong love of learning.