Montessori Magic: Fostering joy in Pre-K and Kindergarten

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With all of the options available to you, how do you decide which primary primary school is right for your child? Montessori education is a child-centered approach with an emphasis on hands-on learning, exploration, and creativity. A Montessori environment is a magical place where children ages 3-6 work together, become leaders, have lots of fun, and build a strong academic foundation. We’re proud to be the only Collierville, TN area PreK-K Montessori program!

1. Child-Led Exploration: At the heart of Montessori education lies the belief that children are natural learners with an innate curiosity about the world around them. In our PreK-K classrooms, children are encouraged to explore, discover, and learn at their own pace. They develop a sense of agency and independence through carefully curated materials and activities, laying the groundwork for a lifelong love of learning.

 

2. Emphasis on Individualized Learning: No two children are alike, and Montessori education embraces this diversity wholeheartedly. In our mixed-age classrooms, children can learn from and with their peers, regardless of age. Teachers serve as guides, observing each child’s interests, strengths, and challenges and tailoring instruction to meet their unique needs. This personalized approach fosters academic growth and nurtures self-confidence and resilience in the face of challenges.

 

3. Cultivation of Practical Life Skills: In addition to academics, Montessori education strongly emphasizes the development of practical life skills. From pouring water to tying shoelaces, children engage in purposeful activities that promote independence, coordination, and problem-solving abilities. These everyday tasks instill a sense of responsibility and lay the foundation for executive functioning skills essential for success in school and beyond.

 

4. Holistic Development: Education is more than just academics; it involves the holistic nurturing of the child. Montessori education recognizes this truth and prioritizes the development of children’s social, emotional, and cognitive capacities. Through opportunities for peer collaboration, conflict resolution, and self-reflection, children develop essential life skills such as empathy, communication, and self-regulation, preparing them to thrive in an ever-changing world.

 

5. Connection to Nature and the Community: At Mid-South Gifted Academy, we believe in the power of connection – to nature, the community, and each other. Our campus features outdoor learning spaces, like the butterfly garden,  where children can explore the natural world, cultivate a sense of wonder, and develop a respect for the environment. 

 

Montessori education offers a holistic approach to early childhood education, empowering children to become confident, compassionate, and curious learners. Mid-South Gifted Academy is committed to providing a nurturing environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Schedule a tour of our PreK-K program and experience the magic of Montessori in action!

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