The Montessori method of education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy’s first female
physician. She opened her first “school” (Casa dei Bambini) in 1907. Today, Montessori schools flourish all over the world. Fundamental to all of Dr. Montessori’s ideas is a deep respect for a child’s ability to learn. She recognized that children go through certain phases during which they learn more easily than at any other time in their lives. This innate potential to learn is dependent upon a loving environment that encourages the active pursuit of knowledge.
Dr. Montessori’s developmentally-appropriate approach to learning is designed to fit each child instead of making each child fit into a preset program. She believed that learning should take place in multi-aged classrooms where children who are at various stages of development can learn from and with each other. This learning should take place in a noncompetitive atmosphere in order for each child to develop at his/her own speed.
Dr. Montessori observed that the best way for young children to learn is by active, hands-on experiences. She developed the idea of the prepared environment, where the classroom contains a wide variety of cognitive materials that foster learning in numerous areas. The purpose of the materials is not just to impart knowledge to children, but rather to provide them with stimuli that capture their attention and encourage concentration.
Emunah Montessori Academy's mission is to provide our children (ages3-6) with a holistic, natural, nurturing, and stimulating environment to facilitate learning through the Montessori Method.
EMA's curriculum is based on five basic principles:
• Provide an excellent environment to allow growth in both physical and cognitive development.
⦁ Guide and teach each child on their own individual path
⦁ Adhere to the Montessori educational principles
⦁ Create a close community around all members of our school family – children, parents, and teachers.
⦁ And most of all, foster love of the world through peace, brotherhood, kindess, acceptance and coexistance.
EMA welcomes families and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, and age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.
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1340 East Maryland Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85014, United States
Monday - Thursday 8:00-5:00