Our View on Educating Children
Peace of Mind Montessori School believes that children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. Our view, adopted from the pedagogy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, recognizes the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. Within such setting, children strive to realize their own potential, solve their own problems, and master their own skills at their own pace.
Our Goals for Children at PMMS
Our goals for children, consistent with the Ministry of Education pedagogy and built upon the foundations of belonging, well-being, engagement, and expression, include the following:
- Every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world;
- Every child is developing a sense of self, health, and well-being;
- Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind, and senses;
- Every child is a capable communicator who expresses himself or herself in many ways.
The four foundations along with the goals for children correspond with what we believe is one of the most important factors in educating our children – being peaceful. For children to be peaceful, their basic needs must first be met, their self-esteem developed. They must feel valued to be able to have trust and confidence in themselves and in others. They must be aware of their feelings, doubts, fears and insecurities. This can happen only when they know they are loved and accepted.
Peace of Mind Montessori School has a set of core values that help guide the work we do, and the decisions we make. At Peace of Mind, we believe in: Tolerance & Compassion, Positive Attitude, Generosity, Gratitude and Passion.