Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Montessori Classroom | Freedom of Choice


At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education provides freedom of choice below.
Freedom of Choice

Maria Montessori recognized that when allowed freedom of choice within clear, firm and reasonable boundaries, children act in positive ways that further their development. Freedom is frequently misunderstood, and many people take it to mean that children can do whatever they want. Montessori believed that freedom without boundaries was abandonment. In Montessori classrooms, expectations are clear, and children experience the natural and logical consequences of their choices. This freedom within limits allows for the natural development of self-regulation within the society of the classroom, as well as mirroring behaviors expected by society in general.
Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | Imagination


At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education encourages imagination below.
Imagination
Montessori classrooms support the development of imagination and creativity at every stage of learning. The open-ended activities allow children to explore new ideas and relationships, providing a foundation for self-expression and innovation. In the early years, the building blocks of imagination are firmly established through sensory exploration of the world, launching both imagination and creative self-expression.
Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | A Montessori-Trained Adult

At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education utilized a Montessori trained adult below.


A Montessori-Trained Adult

The trained Montessori teacher links the child to activities and experiences in the prepared environment. Specialized training results in a deep knowledge of child development, the purposes and use of each activity, and an understanding of how to foster and maintain social harmony in the classroom.
 

Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Now Enrolling for Fall 2016

Don't miss open enrollment for Fall 2016 at the Little Genius Montessori in Gresham, Oregon. We are currently scheduling tours so don't delay. Call 503.492.8500 for more information about enrolling your little genius for Fall 2016.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | Discovery




At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education encourages discovery below.
Discovery

One of the most profound differences between Montessori education and conventional education is that, in Montessori, children are given the experience of discovering the answer for themselves. This leads to a much deeper learning experience, and creates a lifelong love of learning as a self-directed process of problem-solving and discovery. 
Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.
 
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | Hands-On Learning

At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children.  Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses.  Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education provides hands-on learning below.

Hands-on learning

Montessori classrooms are interactive environments in which hands-on exploration is not only encouraged, it is necessary. By using the mind, the body, and the senses, learning becomes an activity that engages the whole self. Any parent will agree that children do; Montessori environments follow this natural inclination of children towards activity by offering an appropriate variety of objects and activities for meaningful engagement.
Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Click to learn more about our Montessori Programs.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | Prepared Environment


At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education provides a prepared environment below.

Prepared Environment

Children’s needs change as they move through stages of development. At each level of Montessori education, this difference is honored through the preparation of the classroom environment. The environment is prepared in every way for optimal development: physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. By aligning the activities in the environment with what each child needs at any moment, Montessori prepared environments liberate children’s energy for growth and learning.

Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.