This environment allows the child to develop independently in all areas of learning according to his or her inner psychological and motivational needs. The learning materials are freely available for the children to learn and explore, creating a dynamic learning process guided and encouraged by the Montessori teacher.
Hebron Montessori School has programs for children from 18 months through Kindergarten. We serve children from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
The exceptionally bright, the average, and the academically challenged have all flourished under the individualized approach of the Montessori philosophy.
Stepping Stones (Toddlers) Program (18 months to 3 years)
Our toddler program provides a stimulating opportunity for very young children with a child to adult ratio of 7 to 1. Children this age not only need a loving, nurturing environment, but are also very capable of learning. Socialization, language development, manipulative skills and independence are emphasized. The Montessori teaching method provides a basis for individualized learning activities.
A part-time program is available.
Primary Program (3 – 6 years)
Our primary program is based on the Montessori techniques and philosophy of individualized and self-directed instruction. It provides stimulating social and intellectual experiences in carefully prepared environments, where children from ages three through six interact and learn from each other. The primary environment is designed to promote the well-being of each child in our care and to nurture intelligence, curiosity, and imagination while supporting and developing each one’s unique talents. Our ultimate mission is to prepare the children under our care for all of life’s wonders and challenges.
The Montessori Method, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952), is centered upon the belief that one should provide the most positive and harmonious development of the whole child. This ultimately prepares them for a rich lifetime of learning and experience.
Maria Montessori observed the learning process within children of all creeds and backgrounds from birth to maturity. She then distilled this into what is now recognized as the internationally acclaimed Montessori Method.
The typical Montessori classroom is a very carefully prepared school environment with specific materials which both educate and refine the child’s senses while enhancing their understanding of the world around them. This environment functions by allowing the child to develop independently in all areas of learning according to his or her inner psychological and motivational needs. The learning materials are freely available for the children to learn and explore, creating a dynamic learning process guided and encouraged by the Montessori teacher.
Our approach and the Montessori method for child development from 18 months to six years focus on their needs at the individual level.