“The education of a child is not for preparing him/her for school but for life!”-Maria Montessori
Harbourview Montessori is a school that grew from a place of great love and respect for children. It was the brainchild of the founder, teacher and mom, Michelle Morrison. Here is how she describes the evolution of the school.
In Montessori Schools, children are grouped according to developmental stages rather than being separated on the basis of age/grade. In this way, we create little communities of learners who help one another to learn and grow. We operate an after school care program for working parents and for parents who need a little extra time to get things done.
The Montessori teacher, child, and environment may be seen as a learning triangle, with each element inextricably linked, and a vital part of the whole. She may guide her students to new lessons and challenges, but it is the child’s interaction with what the environment has to offer that enables learning to occur.
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A 3 hour Montessori work cycle. This video features a young learner at the Dundas Valley Montessori School in Ontario, and shows a a typical Montessori morning.(C) Lindsay Palmer Photography: http://www.lindsaypalmer.ca