In Our Montessori Private Preschool in West Kelowna
The aim of our private preschool Montessori classroom in West Kelowna is to provide children with a wide range of experiences which will support the spontaneous development of the whole child. Maria Montessori identified several “sensitive periods” in a child’s life, during which the child is naturally focused on particular areas of learning. The Montessori environment and materials allow the child to explore and learn at their own pace, developing independence, self-awareness and self-confidence.
In a Montessori environment, children develop a work cycle i.e. choose a work, complete it and clear away. This satisfies the child’s need for order, develops concentration and focus and leads to an inner calmness where great learning can take place. We recognize that children have needs to learn independently and cooperatively; thus, in a Montessori environment, children:
Montessori students are often described as having developed self-discipline, independence, problem-solving and organization skills, with a strong sense of self-confidence and a self-driven enthusiasm for learning.