At A Peaceful Path Montessori, we believe that:
Every child is born into this world with immense potential to be expressed in a unique way.
In every child exists a marvelous inner teacher which, within a supportive environment, guides the child to fulfill this potential.
The first three years of life depend on a harmonious balance of spirit, mind and body to optimize the quality of the child’s subsequent life.
Everyone close to the child is important and can be an “educator”; collaboration among these people is essential to a child’s development.
What is Montessori?
Our East Vancouver Montessori preschool program for toddlers joins a world-wide movement which began with the revolutionary discoveries of Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori co-founded the field of child neuro-psychiatry as well as being a scholar in the fields of mathematics, anthropology, and pedagogy. She dedicated her life to discovering the true nature of children and the environments in which they would thrive. In addition to this important work, Dr. Montessori was an outspoken advocate for peace and the rights of women and children. Today her method is used world-wide.
Montessori education is a brain-based, developmental educational method that allows children to make creative choices in how they discover the people, places, and knowledge of the world. It emphasizes hands-on learning, self expression, and collaborative play in a beautifully-crafted environment of respect, peace and joy.
The following websites are excellent resources for Montessori information: