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Montessori Philosophy

Montessori Philosophy

The Montessori Method is founded on Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy. Her basic principle was to “follow the child”. A Montessori classroom is carefully prepared to allow the child to work independently and allow for the joy of self-discovery. Teachers introduce materials and children are free to choose them, again and again, working and discovering, and ultimately mastering ideas. Lessons are given, but the goal is for children to discover the answers by using the “auto-didactic”, or “self-correcting” materials that are found only in Montessori classrooms.

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Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural development and curiosity. It is a multi-sensory approach where students learn from working with and touching materials rather than solely by verbal instruction. The main focus of the philosophy is the education of the child’s "whole personality". Through his or her involvement in real life activities, the child has the opportunity to develop emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually, and culturally.

Our primary goal is to foster and enhance each child’s natural sense of joy and wonder. We feel that children should delight in childhood, that the school day must include laughter and the buzz of creative silliness. We want students to love school and the process of learning. The idea that “education is not a chore, but a joyous exploration of life’s mysteries”, is the most important lesson that we hope to teach our students.

Address

66 Copper Creek Dr.,
Markham, ON

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00am - 6:30pm

Email

info@polkadotacademy.ca

Phone

416-833-1216

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Address

66 Copper Creek Dr.,
Markham, ON
416-833-1216

Hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00am - 6:30pm