September 2017 TBD, 9 - 11 a.m. Adults and nursing infants only. Children will have the opportunity to visit prior to enrollment.
PRAIRIE HILL uses educational methods formulated by Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It is a child-centered approach that accepts the special characteristics of the developing child and emphasizes the child's potential to learn through experience.The learning activities in Montessori programs are child-initiated and appropriate for the child's level. Materials are selected to isolate specific learning tasks. They are self-teaching and self-correcting. Teachers encourage discovery and understanding through manipulation of materials. Mutual respect for the child and of children for each other are important aspects of the Montessori philosophy. The Montessori philosophy expects the child to become a good worker and encourages this through independent activity.