“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”
-- Maria Montessori
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I send my child to preschool?
What is the difference between day care, nursery school, and preschool?
How is a Montessori school different from other schools?
In most schools, the children are taught educational concepts in a group by a teacher. In a Montessori school, the children learn concepts spontaneously as they work independently with the many materials in the learning environment.
What is the Montessori Method of Education?
What is the purpose of the Montessori Method of Education?
Who started the Montessori Method?
What is in a Montessori classroom?
The Montessori classroom is a child-sized world. Whatever is in the world outside can be incorporated meaningfully into the Montessori classroom. To a child, the world is unmanageable-it is too big, too complex, and too confusing. By careful selection of materials by the teachers, an environment is created that allows the child a place to explore life on a level he can understand. The material and exercises are designed to stimulate independent exploration. This prepared environment entices the child to proceed at his or her own pace from simple activities to more complex ones. Throughout this process, the child’s natural curiosity is satisfied and he or she begins to experience the joy of discovering the world around him or her. Materials and curriculum revolve around practical life, sensorial, language, math, geography, history, science, art, music, drama, and dance.
How do children interact in this environment?
With all of the freedom, isn’t there confusion?
The concept of freedom in the classroom is a freedom within limits. A child is allowed to work freely as long as he does not disturb others. Actually, the children having the freedom to follow their interests are generally happy and busily involved with their work.
What is the best age to start a child in a Montessori preschool?
Dr. Maria Montessori outlined various periods of sensitivity. During these times, a child is more capable of and interested in learning specific concepts. At the age of three years, a special sense of order, concentration, coordination, and independence begin to emerge. This time is ideal to begin a child’s training in Montessori since the child is at the perfect period to build a strong foundation for future learning.
How do Montessori children adjust to public schools?
Why is a Montessori experience for five days a week?
What about socialization and group work?
What are the Practical Life Experiences?
How long has the Montessori Learning Center of FWB been operating?
The Montessori Learning Center was opened in 1982 and has been at its current location since 2012.
When does the school have registration?
What is the eligibility cut-off date for attendance?
Does Montessori Learning Center offer a part time enrollment program?
Does the school provide scholarship or accept Florida vouchers?
Yes, there are several scholarships available for school age children: kindergarten through 3rd grade.Your family may be eligible for one of them through the state of Florida. More information can be found on SUFS’s Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and SUFS’s Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) at www.stepupforstudents.org.
Does Montessori Learning Center provide before or after school care?
Yes! Montessori Learning Center will offer aftercare until 5:30 PM. (Dependent upon interest)
Does Montessori Learning Center provide snacks and lunches?
Our school does not have a full service kitchen and it is the family’s responsibility to provide their child’s meals and drinks.
Do you encourage parental involvement in the school?
Since the parents are the officers and board members of the Montessori Learning Center, parental involvement is encouraged through conferences, observations, classroom assistance, periodic general meetings, etc. The teachers feel that the more parents can understand the experiences of the child in the classroom, the better able they are to follow through at home. The child benefits even more from his or her Montessori experience because he or she has a consistent environment in which to grow.