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5 Reasons That Montessori Is The Right Environment for Your Preschool Child - Montessori School of Flagstaff - Sunnyside Campus - Montessori preschool

If you’ve got a child who’s ready to enter preschool soon, then you’re probably a bit stressed out about finding the right place to send them. Their first experience with school is inevitably going to leave a significant impression and shape their perspective on education going forward. 

A Montessori preschool can help ensure that perspective is a positive one. 

Montessori preschools offer a unique learning experience for children that focuses on things like independence, critical thinking, self-learning, self-esteem, and social connection. Here are five of the best reasons to consider sending your child to a Montessori preschool.

1. Unique Opportunities for Socialization

Communicating effectively with others and learning how to get along with them is a foundational aspect of leading a fulfilling life. Yet many children are limited at school to socializing with only the children who are their exact age. 

At a Montessori preschool, kids work in mixed-aged groups so they can gain a deeper understanding of social interaction from an early age.

2. Emphasis on Basic Life Skills

Many schools fail to place enough emphasis on learning practical skills that can be used in everyday life. At a Montessori preschool, kids are taught not only to clean up after themselves and organize their environments but also to appreciate the positive aspects of these tasks and take responsibility for getting them done.

3. Love for Learning

It’s all too easy to turn education into a dreaded chore for your child, but there are ways to nurture and protect their natural love of learning so they’re excited to come to school every day. 

Montessori preschools foster curiosity and encourage children to pursue what interests them. This method ultimately provides them with a hunger for learning that they won’t get from many other schools.

4. Emphasis on Independence

Perhaps the best thing that all children acquire from their first foray into preschool is a feeling of independence. However, that independence can be scary to them if it’s not handled correctly. 

Montessori schools encourage independence by allowing children to pursue the topics that draw them in, giving them a positive perspective on what it means to think, act, and learn on their own.

5. Parental Involvement

As important as it may be, it’s not easy to let your little one go off to preschool and start their journey to becoming their own person. 

While you do need to allow them the room to grow on their own, there are still plenty of opportunities to remain involved in your child’s schooling at a Montessori preschool. Significant parental involvement is not only welcomed but encouraged. 

Interested in Montessori Preschool?

Your preschool-aged child could benefit from the unique learning environment offered by Montessori School of Flagstaff. Contact us today to learn more!

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