Mission and Philosophy
of Montessori Children's House
of Montessori Children's House
At Montessori Children’s House, our mission is to embody the educational principles of Dr. Maria Montessori in a close-knit, caring community of children, parents and teachers. We strive to provide children with the tools and the desire to create their own learning, and to provide both support and resources for parents as they facilitate their children’s growth.
Montessori programs allow children to learn naturally through their experiences in a specially-prepared environment. The Montessori “self-correcting apparatus” is designed to provide children with positive reinforcement for their accomplishments, developing a child’s knowledge, independence, inner discipline and self-motivation.
Our Teachers and Assistants
The teaching staff at Montessori Children’s House is carefully selected and directed by the Principals of our schools, to provide children with a higher quality of education. All Montessori Children’s House teachers have four-year college degrees and are State Teaching Certified. Our teachers are fully trained and certified in the Montessori Method, credentialed by either the American Montessori Society or the Association Montessori Internationale. Our experienced teachers guide and facilitate the child’s learning by serving as a skillful link between the child and the Montessori classroom.
Our classroom assistants are trained by their classroom Montessori teachers, and further their Montessori knowledge through continuing education. Many Montessori Children’s House assistants are pursuing their Montessori certification as well. All of our staff members are certified in First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety, and participate in In-Service training programs each year for continuing education in the field of Early Childhood Education and the Montessori Method and Philosophy.
Our volunteer Board of Directors and our Executive Director oversee all aspects of Montessori Children’s House and provide expert support in the areas of education, public relations and finance. Our administrative staff, a committed team of enrollment, marketing, human resources and accounting professionals, is based in our Fort Washington, PA, headquarters and supports our schools on a daily basis.
Each Montessori Children’s House location has an on-site Principal and professional staff. Our highly qualified teaching staff, Principals, administrators and board members are all committed to working together with parents to create a safe, educational and enjoyable setting for children.
Our Accounting Department oversees the financial needs of Montessori Children’s House, allowing our Principals to provide individual attention to her school’s programs and children. Montessori Children’s House is assigned a dedicated Accounting team member, who is available to answer any questions.
Why Choose Montessori
The Montessori Method is a proven, internationally established system of education that has been going strong for over 100 years and has many benefits and advantages over typical early education.
Montessori education nurtures the whole child. The Montessori Method uses multi-sensory instruction, develops creativity, independence, responsibility, self-confidence, concern for the larger world, care for others and respect for difference. It fosters curiosity, develops a child’s lifelong love for learning, and improves critical thinking skills.
Through hands-on exploration and learning, children develop a passion for learning. Children work at their own pace and are given the freedom to guide their own learning.