Basic Principles of The Children's House

Our School's program is based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and the latest research in child development. Our goal is to a provide a carefully prepared environment that meets the needs of each individual child and fosters independent thinkers.

Maria Montessori We believe children have an innate curiosity that leads them to explore the world around them. They employ all of their senses to investigate their environment. They learn at their own pace and should be allowed to experience the excitement of learning by their own choice rather than by being forced.

The hand is the chief teacher of the child. In order to learn there must be concentration. The best way the child can concentrate is by fixing his attention on some task he is performing with his hands. All the materials in the classroom invite the child to use his hands for learning. Materials are graded from simple to complex and are introduced sequentially, thus the child integrates new concepts into his present body of knowledge and builds on his previous experiences. For example, he may grade rods that differ only in length from shortest to longest; then go on to grade rods that vary in length and width.

We recognize the importance of your child becoming an independent thinker. When the child solves a problem himself he becomes a more self-confident person and will feel he can attempt things himself and be successful. The more independent your child becomes the more he can participate in life and will have a positive attitude to all its challenges. Our goal is aways to help the child build on his skills and show him how to approach problems rather than solving them for him. We do this by asking relevant questions that will lead him to the answer.

Teachers at The Children’s House are role models. We listen attentively and think before we speak. We consciously teach our children to be kind and courteous to one another and to treat each other and adults with respect. The child receives specifically directed encouragement rather than blanket praise -- this feels more genuine to the child and fosters self-motivation and positive self-regard.

Learn more about our Toddler program and our Preschool program.

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The Children's House Montessori Preschool is a Montessori preschool located in Davidson NC, conveniently situated to serve the entire Lake Norman NC area, including Mooresville NC, Davidson NC, Cornelius NC and Huntersville NC.

The Children's House is a member of the American Montessori Society.

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