15 Reasons to Keep Your Child in Montessori for Kindergarten
See Your Child’s Preschool Education Blossom in Their Kindergarten Year
During the Montessori Capstone Year, your son or daughter will enjoy a superb kindergarten experience that prepares them for lifelong success. Our caring, experienced, professional educators working with the Montessori Method offer your son or daughter a Montessori kindergarten education. Guardians and parents are then assured their child will receive the best in academics, social interaction, supportive learning, and real-world skills for achievement. Each child has a program.
Many people think of kindergarten as a child’s first year of school. But for Montessori preschool students, kindergarten is their third year of education. This unique “Leadership Year” is the culmination of the growth, exploration, and independence your preschool-aged child has already started and will finish naturally and comfortably.
The Montessori kindergarten year brings your child’s earlier learning to fruition and sets them up for lifelong success. Simply put, Montessori kindergarten is something you do not want your child to miss, because without the third year your child will be slowed to fit into a new group or online learning from a tablet. Montessori opens to leadership, confidence and accomplishment.
· Children share what they have learned with younger children — developing leadership skills.
· Children do advanced collaborative projects — much earlier than traditional school students do.
· Your son or daughter learns to research, assimilate information, and synthesize - giving them a head-start on success.
· During this “Leadership Year,” your child cements their social skills, equipping them to make new friends more easily.
1. Advanced learning pace
By age five, most Montessori children are reading, adding and subtracting. By contrast, the average kindergarten student is just learning phonetics and numbers.
2. Deep-seated knowledge
Just as a child living overseas may learn to speak two languages, but quickly lose the second language if his family moves back home, children who leave the Montessori class for traditional kindergarten may lose skills they have worked hard to learn. The Leadership Year cements the concepts so they aren’t forgotten.
3. Strong leadership skills
In the Montessori classroom, children of kindergarten age develop confidence, kindness, and self-assurance — essential characteristics of a good leader.
4. Safe, supportive environment
Parents often worry about how their son or daughter will do socially. Allowing your child to stay in Montessori school for kindergarten gives them a chance to thrive in a classroom where everyone knows them. This ups their comfort level and gives them more social practice that they’ll use to make friends elsewhere.
5. Greater innovation and creativity
Montessori kindergarten avoids the rigid structure of conventional classrooms and invites imaginative, out-of-the-box thinkers. The Montessori method of learning has spawned many accomplished citizens. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and many others.
6. Love for learning
Montessori children learn how to learn — and they learn to love learning! By keeping your child in Montessori for kindergarten, you help them deepen learning skills that will serve them well later in life.
7. Child-focused education
In our Montessori school, your child receives a customized experience that helps develop them intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
8. Individualized attention
In conventional schools, teachers are often overwhelmed with class size and workloads. Our classes allow us to give time to every child. Your children won’t slip through the cracks.
9. More than academics
Montessori kindergarten does not focus only on math and reading. We also encourage kindness, independence, collaboration, self-advocacy and positive expectations.
10. Global citizenship
Montessori children gain awareness of the world through studying different cultures and world geography.
11. Engaged learning
Rather than drills and memorization, Montessori kindergarten teaches students to really understand what they are learning. Children enjoy active learning through hands-on experience, investigation, and research.
12. Purpose and self-worth
We set high expectations for all our students. Your child develops self-discipline and motivation that serves them well wherever they may go.
13. Integrated knowledge
Montessori kindergartners do not just learn facts. They learn how different subject areas, such as history, architecture, the arts, and science, are interrelated. This makes learning more effective and more memorable.
14. No fear of failure
Because Montessori education values experimentation and discovery, our students learn how to self-correct and embrace mistakes as essential to their achievements. They develop persistence that will serve them well in life.
15. Real-world skills for lifetime success
In Montessori schools, at the kindergarten level, students work together. This ability to collaborate well with others is essential for success in sports, academics, relationships, and work. Your child learns to strive for their personal best, rather than basing their value on how well they compete with others.