About Dr. Maria Montessori
In 1907 in Rome’s inner city, Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian physician and educator, opened a school called “Casa de Bambini” or children’s house. The school was based on an innovative idea, created after observing hundreds of children: children could teach themselves.
Dr. Montessori discovered that children learn most successfully and joyfully when their inner growth forces are respected and provided for during their human development, and children learn and grow in different stages, each with particular needs and abilities. Young children learn through sensory activities and exploring their environment. Their minds are like sponges, absorbing knowledge of the world around them with ease and eagerness. Older children continue to investigate their surroundings, and have new ways of learning, including reasoning and imagination.
Based on research and observation, Dr. Montessori provided a working method that we carry on today. In specifically prepared environment, children have the freedom to pick and choose their own work. The “work” itself was self-directed learning activities that were specified for overall learning. These different works allowed the child to concentrate for longer periods of time, and absorb complex skills and sophisticated knowledge. They also developed a self-discipline which relieved any need for external authority.
Since then, Dr. Montessori has expanded her method internationally. There are Montessori schools all over the world, all with the task of educating children into becoming responsible, disciplined and respectful individuals.
About Splendor Bilingual Montessori
In order to best utilize Montessori’s discovery, each classroom in our school is a specially prepared environment. Our materials and tasks are geared towards matching children’s developmental timetable and natural tendencies to help bring out children’s fullest capabilities for their age groups. It is a wonderful place to be!
The Splendor Bilingual Montessori teachers pay close attention to children’s interests and what they are ready to concentrate on. They present children with proper learning materials and activities that match their interests and help further their thinking abilities. Splendor Bilingual Montessori materials are specifically designed to encourage children to explore and be actively engaged in learning. Each material under Splendor Bilingual Montessori represents an abstract concept appropriate for the child’s age group.
The Splendor Bilingual Montessori teachers respect each child’s inner timetable and allow time for their students to figure out things for themselves. This helps them develop confidence, intellectual abilities, and leadership.
Our teachers focus on each individual child, giving consideration for all aspects of their development: physical, intellectual, social and emotional. We are sensitive to each child’s feelings and uniqueness and recognize their individual ability to learn. The teachers follow the child’s lead and help direct them to improve their learning.
Children in Splendor Bilingual Montessori shall have a splendid future!
At Splendor Montessori, you can sense that the teachers really care about your child and their development, and in turn, the kids get their respect and love. I can see an improvement in my son’s behavior, and is much happier now than at his previous daycare. Splendor Montessori is a school, and not a daycare, so my son has also been improving academically. The caretakers are actually teachers, not just babysitters. He is learning to read and perform math operations, as well as learning about history, social studies, etc.!
- Father of a 4 year old boy
My son has been with this school for over half year a now. He loves his school and his teachers. All teachers (including teaching assistants) are certified and experienced. They are wonderful and so dedicated to the children and are very loving. The classrooms are a great environment for learning and play; they are bright, clean and well organized”.
- Mother of 3.5 year old boy
Splendor Bilingual Montessori school is perfect for our child because we’re a bilingual family and we hope to keep both languages for our daughter. She primarily speaks Mandarin at home but has picked up a lot more English ever since she started Splendor. She also learned about Chinese culture in her Chinese class which we’re very pleased with. The teachers are very attentive and loving. Our child loves the school. Montessori is a great method for younger kids to learn many life skills. Whether you’re looking for a school for learning or a second language, we highly recommend Splendor.
- Mother of a 3 year old girl
Dr. Maria Montessori
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