What is Montessori?

Montessori is a unique curriculum that nurtures a child’s desire to learn.

Montessori focuses on the whole child — his/her cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. This curriculum is right for children of any age. Second Home Child Development offers a Montessori experience for preschool students.  Introducing your child to Montessori as early as possible puts him/ her on the right path to becoming a confident, self-motivated learner.

In a Montessori environment, children learn by exploring and manipulating specially designed materials. Each material teaches one concept or skill at a time, and lays a foundation from which students can comprehend increasingly abstract ideas.

Children work with materials at their own pace, repeating an exercise until it is mastered. The teacher may gently guide the process, but her goal is to inspire rather than instruct.

Throughout the classroom prepared curriculum areas contain a sequential array of lessons to be learned. As students work through the sequence, they build and expand on materials and lessons already mastered.

Many children spend only their preschool years in a Montessori classroom. At Second Home Child Development Center we have the benefit of allowing our students to continue their Montessori education by enrolling at Macomb Montessori Academy for the remainder of their elementary years.