Welcome to Montessori
Children's House. Montessori Children's House is the original and only so-named
school in the Kendall/Miami area. The school was originally established in 1976
in the Bird Road area but due to
its enormous expansion, relocated to the West Kendall area in 1996.
Montessori Children's House is a renowned established quality school licensed
with Miami Dade County and the State of Florida as an Educational Institution.
Montessori Children's House is accredited through the Pan American Montessori
Society (PAMS) and has been a long standing member of the American Montessori
Society (AMS) and the North American Montessori
Teacher's Association (NAMTA). Montessori Children's House
welcomes families of all religions, ethnic origins, and economic backgrounds.
Our inimitable school has long been established in a diverse cultural and
intellectual community that encourages the development of the whole child.
Montessori Children's House endeavors to promote its perceptible distinctive
qualities, maintain its commitment to a quality Montessori education and
continually contribute to the community a unique school of academic and moral distinction.
As a Montessori School Director since 1987 and a certified American
Montessori Society (AMS) Montessori teacher since 1986, it is my satisfaction to
be able to offer my students my vast expertise and experience both as a
Montessori Director and Teacher. I believe it is the Director's responsibility
to obtain the AMS or PAMS approved Montessori teaching credentials and to
acquire the knowledge and capability to expertly direct all areas of the school
- educationally and administratively. It is also the responsibility of the
Director to ascertain and possess competent insight into recognizing the
specific individual needs, abilities or inabilities of every child. Our school
provides qualified on site Speech and Language Pathologists, Physical
Therapists, and Occupational Therapists for those students requiring additional
assistance. I have employed long term educationally qualified, caring and
dedicated AMS and/or PAMS certified Montessori teachers, interns and assistants
who share my joy of working with children to implement the Montessori philosophy
and approach in educating and encouraging the students. Montessori Children's
House's dedicated staff, extraordinary facilities, unique physical environment
and long distinguished reputation in the community speak for itself!
From the schoolís inception, I have aspired through
personal integrity, hard work and dedication to personally create, build and
offer an inspiring atmosphere for my studentís academic growth and development
in a caring environment. I deem it appropriate to continually present myself in
a highly ethical and professional manner in character, attitude and appearance.
It has been my objective to provide a stimulating environment which will assist
children in developing within themselves productive foundational attitudes,
skills, behavior and inspirations which are essential for the students to
achieve creative thoughts and learning, social integration and emotional
well-being. My personal goal has been to continue to provide to my students, and
their parents, a developmentally appropriate unique learning environment of high
moral integrity and academic excellence. Montessori Childrenís House recognizes
and respects the inherent worth, dignity and aptitude of each attending child.
It is our schoolís objective to nourish the childrenís inner selves while
developing their love of learning and attaining a lifetime of skills.
My philosophy on Early
Childhood Education parallels that of the Montessori method developed by Dr.
Maria Montessori. I believe all pre-school children can benefit from a
challenging and secure Montessori environment. Children are encouraged to
experiment and develop their senses and intellect from the use of specifically
designed, developmentally appropriate hands on apparatus. Personally, it is my
conviction that all children be educated in a positive, self-rewarding,
stimulating and nurturing environment utilizing self-motivation, repetition and
a sense of order combined with a structured means of positive discipline. I
reason that a childís educational atmosphere during these early years is
critical to his future potential productive development. These children can be
taught to keenly observe, intellectually reason, cultivate independence and
socially interact for themselves while acquiring a positive successful attitude.
I personally believe that a Montessori child has the advantage over
traditionally educated children of achieving an appreciation and excitement of
learning in his early years. These children often become confident and competent
learners in later years.
My philosophy objective has
also been to incorporate the studentís parents into the learning process
throughout the school year.
Montessori Children's House has a long standing interactive Parent Teacher
Organization (PTO), several parent/student events and numerous instructive and
informative parenting workshops throughout the year provided by qualified Child
Psychologists. It is my opinion that my studentís parents can continue to learn
and benefit alongside their children. It is our aim at Montessori Children's
House to develop a sense of community within the school among children, staff
and parents based on mutual respect, open communication and partnership in the
educational development of the children.
Please feel free to
contact me regarding any questions you might have about the
school, the staff or your child's specific
educational and/or developmental needs.
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