WHERE LEARNING AND FUN TURN INTO ONE!
The word “Montessori” embodies the educational philosophy, teaching method, and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori at the beginning of the 20th century in Rome, Italy. Dr. Montessori was the first female medical doctor in Italy who, upon graduating with her medical degree, began her career observing children in the hospitals and mental institutions of Italy. What she found was a great need for education for these children which was not offered to anyone but the wealthiest families. As she continued to study children’s natural learning style, she slowly developed materials that helped the children learn on their own with very little assistance from adults.
In 1907 Dr. Montessori opened her first school for children (Casa dei Bambini or “Children’s House”) in one of the poorest districts of Rome. She further developed her materials and created an entirely new educational philosophy. Dr. Montessori’s dedication to the children is what propelled her new philosophy into educational reform. Her method became the national teaching method of Italy and teachers from around the world came to learn from her. She also traveled the globe giving speeches, setting up classrooms, training teachers, and observing children.
The Montessori philosophy has several important aspects:
Practical Life: training for basic skills that are “practical for life” –
Sensorial Exercises: training the 5 senses –
Language Arts: speaking and listening, reading exercises, writing exercises –
We have had my 14 month son at MVM since he was 10 months. I looked at many different day care options for over a month but nothing compared to MVM. My son immediately felt comfortable and made fast friends with the other kids in his class. He adores his teachers Ms. Kara and Ms. Jessie! They definitely have a special connection with each child! He has grown and developed so much since he started. He is speaking all the time, signing like a champ and socially flourishing! Can’t say enough great things about MVM! So grateful I can leave my favorite little guy in place he loves, makes a working mom feel at ease!Parent
My 16 month old has been attending MV Montessori for almost two months. It did not take her long to adjust. They were great about letting me know how she was doing for the first couple weeks. I was a very worried mama. She loves her teachers (Ms. Kara, Ms. Kristina, Ms. Melissa & Ms. Jessie) and looks forward to seeing them. She reaches out for Ms. Kara when I drop her off. The infant room is very nice, clean and full of activities. She loves when Ms. Kara reads stories. I’m glad we decided to enroll her!Parent
I graduated with a degree in education and I taught both elementary and preschool. Since I became a stay at home to raise both my boys, I enrolled both my children at MVM with a critical eye but and am incredibly grateful now for the awesome staff and wonderful learning environment. Not only do my boys love school but they are always coming home saying things like “Mommy, you’re wearing a primary color today. I’m wearing a secondary color”. They sing new songs learned in the car ride home. They go on wonderful field trips. This is a tight knit school where all the teachers know your child’s name and they truly care about the well being of your child. Couldn’t ask for anything more.Parent
I would like to highly recommend the Mission Viejo Montessori (MVM) school. All three of my children went there and at all of the age groups available at the daycare starting from the beginners to first grade. We were very happy and pleased with the staff and the way they taught and took care for our children. My kids loved going there and we were always surprised by all of the subjects that our kids were exposed too and the encouragement for curiosity that they received from the staff. I felt the staff really cares and encourages their positive behavior and development. My kids enjoyed the music and Drama class as well as exploring nature and learning new things every day. We all had a great experience at MVM. The staff is wonderful and hard working and I am confident that you will feel the same should your kids go there.Parent
Our 3 1/2 yr old attended MVM for 2 1/2 yrs. I can without a doubt say it is great environment for any child of any age. He has grown into such a remarkable lil boy, thanks to the caring and nurturing from his teachers. I am especially pleased with the new management and the positive changes that have been made. My son never complained about going to school and would request to go on the weekends as well:). I am very pleased with his level of independency and skills set. MVM has prepared him to be able to go to the next level. Hats off to the staff, Ms. Melissa, Monica, Minnie, Kristina, Jessie, Theresa and Amanda. Also Ms. Madoka (the director) who was always very helpful. We would recommend this school if you are looking for positive results with your child.Parent
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