Why Choose Montessori Children's House of Sycamore and DeKalb?
Montessori Children's House of Sycamore and DeKalb is a great place for a young child to be! In our classroom (we specialize in the 3-6 age group), children are encouraged to:
- Move about freely
- Communicate respectfully with other children
- Work with any materials (which they've been introduced to and understand how to use)
- Choose a new material
- Work alone or with others
- Eat a snack when hungry
- Observe others
- Be introduced to new material
The teacher-child relationship at Montessori Children's House of Sycamore and DeKalb can be compared to that of a piano teacher and her student. The teacher shows the child how to hold his body, instructs him on the notes, shows him finger exercises, and then leaves the child alone to practice. Only through practice can he become a pianist.
So it is with our students. Our Montessori teachers are experts at providing scaffolding for students while still allowing them to discover and learn independently. The teachers demonstrate how to use the materials, then guide and direct while allows practice time without interrruption. The child’s accomplishments do not depend upon her teachers, but upon what she herself has done. What a great feeling!
We encourage and help children develop self-discipline, self-knowledge, and self-confidence. At Montessori Children's House of Sycamore and DeKalb we want your child to become increasingly independent and coordinated, with refined concentration skills, an enthusiasm for learning, and an organized approach to problem solving and critical thinking. A lot for a young child? We don't think so!