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montessori schools

does anyone have experience with the montessori schools? could you give me a quick rundown of the pro's and con's?

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barrettboys

Asked by barrettboys at 6:43 PM on Jul. 1, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • i am not sure but my dd's daycare teacher left our current daycare to go to montessori to teachand let her kids go there but she is back at ours so i am not sure what hapened but it doesnt look good!
    vakatia

    Answer by vakatia at 12:36 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

  • The only con I can think of is if you have a bad Montessori - some schools are not actually certified but since the word "Montessori" is in the public domain and not copyrighted they can slap it on the name of their school if they want to even if they aren't very Montessori at all. Then you don't know what you are getting. Good Montessori schools will be certified by AMI or AMS. The pros are that kids learn to love learning because they are free to pursue their own interests (within reason - it isn't a free-for-all like some people imagine). They also learn independence and grace and courtesy because these things are purposefully woven into the environment and curriculum. Also learning build on previous learning and is structured throughout the school career instead of the slap dash way public schools go at it.
    Elizabeth4980

    Answer by Elizabeth4980 at 10:59 PM on Sep. 21, 2008

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