At Peace of Mind Montessori School, we believe that children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. Our view, adopted from the teachings developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, recognizes the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive and thoughtfully prepared learning environment. Within such setting, children strive to realize their own potential, learn to problem-solve, and master their skills at their own pace.
Our Goals for Children
Our goals for children, which are consistent with the Ministry of Education’s approach, are built upon the foundations of belonging, well-being, engagement, and expression. This includes 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.
These goals correspond with what we believe is one of the most important factors in educating children at our school and that is being peaceful. For children to be peaceful their basic needs must first be met and 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.