The basic tenets of Montessori Education is that a child learns best in an enriched, supportive environment through exploration, discovery and creativity with the guidance and encouragement of a trained and caring staff. 

The Reggio Emilia philosophy also believes children have a right to learn in an environment that offers many quality and complex materials. Children are seen as capable individuals who are involved in all aspects of their education.

South Metro Montessori School's philosophy is an integration of the Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophies.

At South Metro Montessori School children are supported and encouraged to pursue their interests, make responsible choices for themselves and direct themselves to constructive activities.

Our goals are to cultivate each child's natural desire to learn, acquire and master skills, learn responsibility and cooperation and foster strong empathetic skills for others as well as a strong self image.

The philosophy of South Metro Montessori addresses the total child: developing skills, emotional growth, physical coordination, and cognitive preparation within a beautiful and thoughtfully designed environment.The classroom is prepared with a wealth of quality and complex materials, selected and designed to meet the needs of the individual children it serves.  There is a range of materials, in a variety and level of development to allow children to progress through the curriculum as their skills develop.  Typical areas include: Practical Life, Math, Language, Art, Sensorial, Music, Geography, Science, Creative Dramatics and Movement.

No Way
The Hundred
Is There

The child
Is made of one hundred
The child has
A hundred languages
A hundred hands
A hundred thoughts
A hundred ways of thinking
Of playing, of speaking.
A hundred always a hundred
Ways of listening
Of marveling of loving
A hundred joys
For singing and understanding
A hundred worlds
To discover
A hundred worlds
To invent
A hundred worlds
To dream
The child has
A hundred languages
(and a hundred, hundred, hundred more)
But they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture
Separate the head form the body
They tell the child
To think without hands
To do without head
To listen and not to speak
To understand without joy
To love and to marvel
Only at Easter and Christmas.
They tell the child:
To discover the world already there
And of the hundred
They steal ninety-nine
They tell the child
That work and play
Reality and fantasy
Science and imagination
Sky and earth
Reason and dream
Are things
That do not belong together.

And thus they tell the child
That the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No.  The hundred is there.

 -Loris Malaguzzi

Philosophy of South Metro Montessori

A quality year-round child care in Lakeville MN.

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South Metro Montessori School - A Quality Child Care in Lakeville, MN

10970 185th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044    952-435-8899

10970 185th St W

Lakeville, MN 55044