It goes without saying that Maria Montessori was an advocate for peace. Her vision for the child and humanity not only led her to speak at numerous peace conferences throughout pre- and post-World War II Europe, but also to formally publish her ideas in books such as To Educate the Human Potential (1947) and Education and Peace (1949). Moreover, however, the mere fact that the well-documented genius of the ‘Montessori Method’, with its holistic focus on self-actualization by the child, has been successfully implemented around the world, having both stood the test of time for more than a century and been confirmed by modern scientific research into human brain development, perhaps uniquely positions it as the ideal choice for a system of education to foster the global awareness necessary for real world peace.
Curious about the Montessori philosophy and our school? Check out our posts to learn more about why you should consider a Montessori education for your child.
Did you know that over a third of young American school children enter school unprepared to learn, lacking the vocabulary, sentence structure, pre-literacy skills and other fundamental basics of oral language development they need to succeed?
However, children in Montessori classrooms are exposed to an enriched language environment from a very young age, and therefore have an advantage in both their receptive (what they understand and comprehend) and their expressive (what they use to communicate) language development.
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Did you know that Montessori education is unique, even revolutionary, in its emphasis on freedom of choice? From the moment a child steps into a Montessori classroom, he or she will hear the message of personal control over learning—“What work are you going to choose today?”
Elementary graduation is always a bittersweet occasion for our educators. Since many of the children graduating have been students of various teachers for their tenure at Gladwyne Montessori, it is with heavy hearts that our esteemed classroom guides bid farewell to their blossoming former pupils. The pride and joy, however, are the most rewarding of emotions they will feel as their students graduate from the 6th grade and look towards their future beyond elementary school.
Gladwyne Montessori’s Parent/Toddler program is a parent’s first introduction to the Montessori classroom and provides a safe place for parents of children ages 12-24 months to discuss their pressing parenting questions while also making some new friends of their own. This program is an exceptional opportunity for parents to learn together while bonding over the knowledge that they are all experiencing similar developmental milestones and challenges in raising their young toddlers.
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