The Montessori Institute of San Diego Children’s House, a not-for-profit 501c3 Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized school, serves the diverse needs of children 18 months to 12 years of age. The school is a community of faculty, families, staff, administration, and a board of trustees. Collectively, we nurture the development of each child to his or her fullest potential – intellectually, physically, socially, creatively, emotionally and spiritually.
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The Montessori’s approach to educating children began more than 100 years ago, and is based upon Dr. Maria Montessori’s theory and research (Lillard, 2008). Dr. Montessori outlined principles contending that childhood is the time when children are exploring the world and gathering impressions that will become the foundation of all later learning. For more than a century, “Montessorians” have observed that children have very specific needs:
- The need for an ordered, loving environment.
- The need to do things for and by themselves.
- The need for respect as capable, independent workers.
- The need for their intelligence to be honored in the materials they use.
- The need for a purposeful end to their work.
- The need for a group of peers in which they can contribute.
MISD’s authentic Montessori classrooms offer the opportunity to meet these needs by implementing developmentally appropriate materials and methods.