Independence is a cornerstone in a Montessori classroom. It is encouraged at every turn, whether it is putting on one’s own coat, choosing one’s own work, or cleaning up after oneself at the snack table. Each small step towards independence builds confidence, self-esteem, and a positive self-concept. As parents, when our children are very little, it is hard to imagine that they will one day be capable of doing so much for themselves. We have grown so accustomed to doing everything for them, that we forget to let go and allow them to do for themselves.
At Children’s House, we have years of experience with young children who are coming to us from a variety of circumstances. For many, this will be their first school experience and their first time spending time away from mom or dad. Some children come to us from small, home daycares, and others from larger centers. For children who have participated on the sidelines as an older brother or sister passed through our program, it’s finally their turn! All of these children will transition in their own way and with the loving guidance of our teaching staff.
As for their parents? We are here for you, too! We know that the decision to send your child to our school is a huge one and we appreciate the trust you are placing in us by sending your child into our care. One of the best ways to ease that transition for your child is to have confidence in our methods and trust our recommendations about those first few days.