ERIC Number: ED392530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
What Is Montessori Preschool?
Kahn, David, Ed.
This short booklet describes Montessori preschool methods, materials, and environments. The booklet provides background on Maria Montessori and highlights her commitment to facilitating the self-creating process of the child. Preschool years are described as being critical in that they are the peak of children's ability to absorb all that is going on around them. Montessori preschool classrooms are discussed as child-centered communities, with well-prepared learning environments, developmentally appropriate materials, and an emphasis on life skills. Montessori Sensorial and Mathematics materials are also discussed. The home and the outdoors are considered as extensions of the classroom. Ending sections discuss how to decide if Montessori is right for your child. (JW)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Discovery Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Individualized Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Montessori Method, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Sensory Experience, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods
North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA), 11424 Bellflower Road, N.E., Cleveland, OH 44106 ($4; $3.50, 25 or more copies. All orders must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland Foundation, OH.; Hershey Foundation, PA.
Authoring Institution: North American Montessori Teachers Association, Cleveland Heights, OH.