More Public Montessori for California
My children attended a free, Public Montessori program in California for 7 years. Now I want to give every family the opportunity to choose a Montessori program for their child. I want to help create new Public Montessori programs in the state, and spread the positive, child centered, Montessori influence to all schools!
I hear parents tell me they would love Montessori for their children, but it is too far away or it is too expensive. Luckily, Montessori Education is rapidly growing and influencing.
Montessori Education is based on the science of learning. Key components of Montessori Education include:
- Concern for the welfare of children
- Promoting peace on earth
- Honoring the interconnected and interdependent nature of life
- Reverence and stewardship of nature
So, why Montessori Education?
In Montessori schools cooperation is encouraged, compliance by force is avoided. The science of learning clearly indicates that Montessori techniques work. Children learn better when they experience joy.
In Montessori Schools, teachers are trained to respect and give individual lessons to all children, because all children are unique. The Montessori phonics approach makes learning to read and write fun! In Montessori Schools children learn to care for their environment. And children can move freely, they are not forced to sit still.
Maria Montessori developed her methods over a lifetime of scientific observation and discovery. Montessori Education has been influencing and inspiring Public Instruction for years. There are over 500 District, Magnet and Charter Public Montessori Programs open in America today. Many of these schools have operated with success for decades.
Outside of the classroom, Montessori is a movement of supportive and concerned educators and community who promote children's rights, the science of learning, and peace and justice through education.
Today, more than ever we need to examine commonly held assumptions about education and how we relate to children. We need to trust the data, and trust the science. We need to restore faith in our education system in order to restore trust between parents and teachers. And we need to do that by innovating curriculum, and trusting teachers to lead and transform Public Instruction.
Today, we need education that will enable children to thrive both socially and academically. We need students leaving our schools with bright minds and strong spirits.
We need more Montessori Inspiration in Public Instruction.