FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Learn and Play Montessori School provides the highest quality educational preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, after school programs and opportunities for each child to reach their highest potential. The school offers five campus locations around Fremont, California including their Niles, Peralta, Maple, Irvington, and Dublin/San Ramon campuses. The pre-k program is based off of the Montessori model and provides a well-rounded education while instilling a love of learning.
All children benefit from pre-kindergarten education. Research highlighted by the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that that high-quality pre-k education increases a child's chances of succeeding in school and in life. Several state studies have also documented significant cognitive gains for children who receive pre-k education. Children are less likely to be held back a grade, less likely to need special education, and more likely to graduate from high school.
In addition, there is evidence showing that young children who participate in high-quality pre-k programs enter school more ready to learn than their peers. The national Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten Cohort shows that students who attended a pre-k program scored higher on reading and math tests.
Learn and Play Montessori School is based on the education methods of Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, and humanitarian. This innovative method focuses on observing and supporting the natural development of children. Montessori educational practice helps children develop creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and time-management skills as well as care of the environment and each other.
As compared to traditional pre-k classrooms, Montessori classrooms are prepared based on observations of the student's individual needs. Lessons are student-centered rather than driven by teacher-centered lessons and activities. Montessori lessons are hands-on and active, and students discover information for themselves. In traditional classrooms, all children are expected to work at the same pace where a Montessori education honors and encourages children to work at their own pace creating a more relaxed atmosphere where children can develop a real love of learning.
"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment," says Dr. Maria Montessori, innovator behind the Montessori curriculum. By following the philosophy, practices and curriculum of Dr. Maria Montessori and our method of education, children at our school work on activities of their own choice at their own pace and are inspired to become self-confident and motivated individuals.
Learn and Play Montessori School's classrooms provide a prepared environment where children can be driven naturally to work and learn. Children are encouraged by opportunities to be spontaneous and engaged in meaningful activities, and through their work develop concentration, motivation, persistence, and discipline. To learn more about the school's programs, visit LearnandPlayMontessori.com.
About Learn and Play Montessori School
Learn and Play Montessori School is a member of American Montessori Society (AMS), Bay Area Montessori Association (BAMA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) and Professional Association For Childhood Education (PACE). The school offers five campus locations around the Fremont, California area. For more information about the school's programs, visit LearnandPlayMontessori.com.
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