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Tender Treasures Montessori School Is CCMA Accredited And Licensed By The Ministry Of Education

Why Choose A CCMA School?

CCMA sets standards to protect the Montessori pedagogy.

Keep in mind, any school can call itself Montessori, however, by being a CCMA accredited school, it ensures that we have the qualified Montessori educators as well as all the materials for your child’s authentic learning. It also establishes a consistency of standards and the preservation of the Montessori philosophy of education. By choosing Tender Treasures a CCMA accredited Montessori school you are choosing the best possible education for your child.

What is the Montessori Method?

Montessori is an approach to early education that focuses on the immense capacity of children to absorb information when given the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace. It takes its name from Dr. Maria Montessori whose scientific background and belief in the potential and uniqueness of children empowered her to develop an educational approach that appreciates how children’s thought processes differ from those of adults. Her insights and approach to child development have been enormously influential all over the world, both through what has become the Montessori movement and through mainstream education, which has come to accept many of her practices.

Increasingly, evidence from scientific research on how the brain develops, supports Montessori’s views on how children learn and how to optimize their developmental progress. What makes the Montessori approach different, and what makes it work so well, is that it is based on this deep understanding of the way children learn – through choosing, trying and doing themselves. When allied to the availability of specially developed materials in a prepared environment, and the close observation and guidance of a Montessori-trained teacher, this leads to an enormously powerful, confidence-building approach to learning.

Tasks appropriate to their level of development to scaffold them to the next level on the learning continuum.
The opportunity to follow their natural curiosity.
A prepared environment, for practicing the skills they need, prepared by the teacher using scientifically designed materials.
An environment of love, security, respect and order.

Montessori Benefits

Montessori is, literally…learning for life.

By understanding how children learn, and providing them with required materials and opportunities tailored to the way they experience the world around them, the Montessori approach allows children to learn through understanding, rather than through being told. From this understanding comes confidence, a joy in learning and the capacity to concentrate. At the same time there is a strongly physical dimension to many Montessori activities, encouraging refinement of large movements, balance, dexterity, and appreciation of shapes, colours and sizes. Particularly in its approach to language and mathematics Montessori begins with real experiences of the environment surrounding the child which illuminate abstract concepts – gradually building to a deep and permanent understanding of what most adults take for granted. What all these elements have in common is that they are providing the building blocks of future learning, encouraging the child’s capacity to engage with new material and information and providing the tools with which to manipulate it.

Montessori Philosophy

Tender Treasures Montessori School (“TTMS.”) is based on the educational philosophy and academic methods of Dr Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952)

Maria Montessori’s philosophy states that children should be free to work at their own pace with materials they have chosen, either alone or with others. Between birth and the age of six, children are able to acquire specific skills with an ease that will never be duplicated in later life. To take full advantage of these extraordinary abilities, TTMS offers an enriched and prepared environment in which children are encouraged to explore their interests and develop their full potential by stimulating the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and creative stages of development. In our school children’s innate zeal for learning is encouraged by allowing them opportunities to choose among an array of purposeful activities. The children are actively encouraged to help look after the classroom and respect the materials. Whether it is replacing materials in the correct place, preparing a snack or cleaning up a spillage, the children are encouraged to do everything for themselves. The aim is to encourage active, self-directed learning by providing experiences contributing to the growth of confident, self-motivated, independent learners who are respectful of themselves and others. Montessori teachers ‘guide’ learning rather than impose it and the child is allowed to progress at their own speed. Maria Montessori said, ‘the greatest sign of success for a teacher – is to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist’. We believe that a child (ren) will feel safe, secure and happy in an atmosphere that will challenge and maximize their full potential.

Tender Treasures Montessori School believes that it is essential to have a strong relationship with parents and our staff; this will ensure we are providing your child with the best possible care. We encourage and welcome parents to participate in TTMS’s program. We are always open to your comments and concerns and will do our best to satisfy your family needs.

We look forward to working with you and to providing your children with a lifetime of new and exciting opportunities. Dr Maria Montessori discovered that children learn best if they are given:

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