Montessori Preschool Education

Written by Tara Peris
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For most families, Montessori preschool education marks the entry into the world of alternative education programs. Although it is possible to begin Montessori schooling as early as infancy, most families turn to it as their children approach the age for traditional school entry. When visiting potential preschool placements, Montessori settings almost always stand out for their rich resources and inviting educational climates.

Montessoru preschool education is by far the most popular of the Montessori offerings. Although the program has expanded to include programs from infancy through adulthood, the vast majority of families opt for it during the preschool years when it is far superior to most other offerings. The majority of the time, one need only look at the alternatives to appreciate the benefits of a Montessori classroom.

An Overview of Montessori Preschool Education

To understand how Montessori preschool education works, one must have basic knowledge of how preschool operates in general. Preschool serves many functions, the most important of which is to acclimate children to the school setting and provide socialization outside of the home. Youngsters must learn to separate from their parents, play with other children appropriately, and handle basic transitions from one activity to the next.

Sound fairly easy? You'd be amazed at how many children melt under these demands. Depending on a child's personality, it may be a lot to ask. That is why it is essential to place your child in an environment that balances structure and free-time, and that eases the transition away from home with inviting classroom activities. If you'd like to be the one who helps children make that transition, it is possible to become certified via distance learning in Montessori methods.


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