ACACIA MONTESSORI INFANT & PRESCHOOL IN FULLERTON, CA
Specialized in Modern Montessori based education.
The Montessori method of education and material was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Our center offers quality education to our children from infant care to the kindergarten-ready class. Dr. Maria Montessori ( 1870-1952)Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children learn naturally.
She opened the first Montessori school in Rome on January 6, 1907. Subsequently, she traveled the world and wrote extensively about her approach to education, attracting many devotees. There are now thousands of Montessori schools in countries worldwide. Montessori Method is an educational pedagogy that focuses on the individual child and his needs.
The concepts behind the pedagogy were consolidated by Dr. Maria Montessori at the beginning of the 20th century. Her concepts in regard to teaching children based on their needs and personal interest lead to the Montessori educational method of today. There are five areas of learning in a Montessori Class.
Practical life materials help children to develop the ability to take care of their own needs and care for the environment by using pouring, transferring, tonging, spooning, and pinning jobs.
Sensorial materials designed by Montessori cover every quality that can be perceived by the senses such as size, shape, composition, texture, loudness or softness, matching, weight, etc.
Mathematical materials help the children to learn about internalize concepts of numbers, sequences, operations.
Language arts include handwriting, reading by using sandpaper letters, object boxes, and Montessori metal insets for pencil grasp.
Exposes the children to the basic vocabulary of parts and life cycle of animals with a creative STEM activity.