Montessori At Home FAQS
WHAT AGES DO YOU SERVE?
For Montessori in the home the toddler to six-year-old is best served with the prepared home environment and the corresponding developmentally appropriate activities. Tutoring and remedial services are best offered to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
IS MONTESSORI AT HOME THE SAME AS MY CHILD ATTENDING A MONTESSORI SCHOOL?
Montessori at home is not intended to duplicate or replace the authenticity of the Montessori classroom. The social development that comes from being in a mixed -age environment with other children is an integral part of Montessori education. However, Montessori philosophy and practices have much to offer children in traditional school settings, homeschooling, working or stay at home parents, grandparents and caregivers.
CAN I PURCHASE MONTESSORI MATERIALS AND TEACH MY CHILD MYSELF?
Only a trained Montessori teacher can properly implement Montessori education, using the specialized teaching materials of the Montessori “prepared environment”. Montessori teachers are highly trained in child development and know when and how to introduce new skills and concepts to children. The Montessori materials are the “tools” that we use at the right moment in each child’s development.
MY CHILD IS ALREADY IN A MONTESSORI SCHOOL. WILL YOUR SERVICES STILL BENEFIT HER AND OUR FAMILY?
All parents can use Montessori principles of child development at home, complementing your child’s experiences in Montessori school. if you child is already enrolled in a Montessori program we would focus on preparing home environment and enriching his current experiences.
WHAT IS MONTESSORI APPLIED TO CHILDREN AT RISK? (MACAR)
MACAR is a specialized training for Montessori teachers and leaders to understand the specific needs of children at risk for learning differences and provide specific strategies for matching the Montessori educational method to those needs. It was developed by June Shelton (Shelton School and Evaluation Center, Dallas Texas) and is used by many Montessori educators in the USA and beyond. The aim of the program is to prepare a child more effectively for elementary school skills but will not cure or eliminate a learning disability. In addition to using the Montessori teaching materials, a program for reading, writing and spelling called SEE (Sequential English Education) is offered for students from kindergarten through elementary.
YOUR FEES ARE NOT PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE. WHY?
Because the needs of every child and family are unique, the services we offer are tailored to the individual needs of each child. The type, scope and duration of those services will be discussed during our initial consultation and customized accordingly.