The Montessori Method
These words reflect the child’s inner needs: ‘Help me do it alone.’
1. An emphasis on individuality.
Unlike conventional schooling methods which emphasize conformity, the Montessori method prioritizes a child’s individuality. We believe that instruction should adapt to each individual student’s learning style.
We value each child as an individual, recognizing that we all learn at different paces and in different ways. Whereas the conventional schooling program enforces classroom-wide lesson plans, we build individual learning plans to guide children independently.
At the same time, we also encourage community — our multi-age classrooms are designed to foster a family structure. Older children serve as mentors, younger children are supported, and diversity harbors love, kindness and friendship.
“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
2. An early start to education.
NHMA provides an outstanding education program for children ages 1 to 6. We offer three programs: the Toddler Program (12-24 mo.), Pre-Primary (2-3 yrs), and Primary (4-5 yrs).
We understand the critical importance of early childhood education, and are firm believers in the benefits of enhancing young children’s cognitive powers through sensory-motor activities: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, and movement.
Multi-age interaction is considered a hallmark of the Montessori method. We believe children learning from each other is just as important as learning from adults.
In this sense, the Montessori Method of early education models the real world — where we all must learn to communicate with folks of all ages, sizes, colors and creed to achieve a caring world.
3. The freedom to move, learn and experience.
Children are not meant to be confined to chairs and desks. Their learning should not be interrupted by long periods of silence or brisk changes in lesson plans.
At NHMA, we believe in the Montessori Method of encouraging the freedom to move about, to learn at your own page and to utilizes your senses.
Our classrooms are designed to encourage activity, socialization and explorations. Our lessons are built to invoke curiosity so that children become active seekers of knowledge in the classroom and beyond.