# What is Montessori?

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Often in Montessori, we hear the phrase "follow the child”. This means we follow each child’s development, interests, needs, and abilities. Though we follow the child in many regards, we are ultimately their guide and not the other way around. Rather than give young children free rein, we give

See four ways that Montessori schools can help with social interactions and help foster a positive environment for your child's future.

Show, don't tell is vital to the Montessori method: presenting Montessori lessons at all levels should be delivered with as little explanation as possible.

If you want to know more about how your child learns through unstructured opportunities in Montessori classrooms, take a look at this informative blog.

The complex sensorial binomial cube and trinomial cube (pictured) are presented as challenging, 3-dimensional puzzles. The cube consists of a number of colored blocks that vary in color, size and shape, which fit together in a specific way. Children are drawn back to this material repeatedly. The child’s familiarity with the physical aspects of the cube leads to an understanding of the abstract concepts of binomial and trinomial equations. Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori…

If you need more information on this style of school, take a look at the top questions parents have about Montessori and the educational approach behind it.

We are preparing them not to need us. Similar to the unspoken agreement a parent makes with their baby, yet so very different, when a child enters the classroom, we are making a promise — I will welcome you and love you and help you in the best way I possibly can, and send you …

If you're new to Montessori classrooms, take a look at a few of the top questions answered about this cornerstone of classroom practice.

If you're new to Montessori classrooms, take a look at a few of the top questions answered about this cornerstone of classroom practice.

What can you expect from your child's first experiences with painting? Take a look at the answers to some of the top preschool painting questions.

If you're not sure which preschool schedule is the right choice for your child, take a look at the advantages of all-day or five-day school week.

Essential Montessori Qualities

A look at a Montessori cycle of activity - what it looks like and what it means

Ask any parent why they think preschool is important and you’ll probably hear “social skills” listed among the highest priorities--and with good reason.

By Grace Chen, Editor of PublicSchoolReview.com Only you can know what kind of preschool is right for your child. The good news is that many programs, such as the Montessori Method, offer research and evidence supporting their techniques. If you’re considering Montessori for your child, read on to discover 10 benefits of their educational philosophy. 1. Focuses on Key Developmental Stages A Montessori curriculum focuses on key developmental milestones in children between the ages of