The primary goal of a Montessori private kindergarten is to equip children for positive roles in their future and community. Before this can happen, children have to develop key social skills and build the self-esteem necessary to assume leadership responsibilities. Unlike traditional public schools, this type of education is an integral part of the Montessori Method, one of several asp[ects of a teaching concept called whole-child development.
Before a private kindergarten child can learn to lead, she needs to have confidence in her abilities. This is done through positive reinforcement and successfully completing objectives. Everything from following a daily routine before bedtime to helping the other children keep the classroom organized and inviting is an opportunity for children to feel good about their abilities.
Practical Life Experience
Young children are eager to feel like a part of the immediate community, whether that is the private kindergarten classroom, the home, or somewhere in the community at large. When they learn to perform everyday tasks like sweeping, measuring, or setting the dinner table, performing those tasks gives them that feeling of inclusion. Practical life experience has other benefits as well, and children learn important skills they will use for the rest of their lives in the process.
Grace and Courtesy
Learning the social graces is one of the foundations of the Montessori Method, and children are presented with opportunities to practice grace and courtesy on a daily basis. bCoupled with developing critical thinking skills, knowing when and how to ask for something politely shows children the effectiveness of diplomacy and empathy as communication tools.
Becoming an active member of society requires understanding how people need to work together to accomplish goals. Teamwork and negotiation are critical aspects of community involvement, allowing them to play an active role in small ways today in preparation for active leadership roles of tomorrow.
Attending a Montessori private kindergarten is not a guarantee that your children will be tomorrow’s leaders, but it will teach them the skills and abilities necessary to do so. From academic skills to self-esteem and personal ambition, a Montessori education is dedicated to instill your child with the capabilities of a responsible leader.