Montessori Method

Little Thinkers Montessori preschool curriculum is individualized, multi-aged, and thoughtfully guided to match each student’s needs. Montessori is a worldwide educational philosophy that advocates for every child’s exploration and self discovery through the experiential process. Each child becomesĀ encouraged to become active rather than passive learners.

At LTM we believe in the “whole child” approach. The primary goal of our Montessori program is to help each child reach their full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation. The holistic curriculum, under the direction of specially prepared teachers, allows the child to experience the joy of learning, time to enjoy the process and insure the development of self-esteem, and provides the experiences from which children create their knowledge.

Music, art, storytelling, movement and drama are an integral part of our curriculum as well as other things particular to the Montessori environment that encourage creative development: many materials that stimulate interest and involvement; an emphasis on the sensory aspect of experience; and the opportunity for both verbal and nonverbal modes of learning.

The staff at LTM respects each child’s learning style and academic, emotional and physical needs. Each child has the opportunity to work at an individual pace, to explore personal interests, while at the same time, develop skills in how to collaborate, learn from, and teach others.

By observing the children in the prepared environment, we can see that we are successful when we see a confident student, ready to explore, creatively problem solve and express concernĀ and empathy for others.