DO YOU CHOOSE A SCHOOL?
that you have learned the basics of Montessori education, how
do you use this information to find the best school for you
and your child?
important criteria for choosing a Montessori school, is that
it be licensed by the local authority. Parents should be aware
that anyone can use the word "Montessori". Therefore,
the use of the word "Montessori" is no assurance of
quality. Only a license granted by the authority ensures the
school or enrichment center is keeping up with safety, health,
and fire standards.
would be it is accredited by or affiliated with a well-established
Montesssori organisation which set stringent standards in their
programme specifications and code of ethics. A good school or
enrichment center should have at least:
certified Montessori-trained teacher.
comprehensive range of Montessori products and materials.
warm and uncluttered prepared environment.
free to move about while actively involve in their self-chosen
activities or in small groups.
must realise and understand that every Montessori school is
unique and different in its own way. Before you enroll your
child in a Montessori school it is good that you:
what a Montessori school should be like, and observe children
working in the school you are considering.
a school atmosphere that is compatible with your home environment,
rather than diametrically opposed to it.
a school where your child will feel happy and secure while
he is learning, where he is treated with respect and feels
comfortable in his surrounds.
child's initial school experience has a significant effect on
his future feeling concerning school and the learning process.
Therefore it is crucial to make a wise decision and be actively
involved in these early stages of a your child's educational
Happens After Montessori?