Giving Tree Montessori School provides a challenging, innovative educational program designed to foster self-esteem, independence, creativity and a love of learning in an exceptionally clean, safe and warm environment. Our curriculum is enhanced by the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, a world-renowned physician and educator. We have the full gamut of hands-on materials essential to a young child's ability to master concepts. Our program differs from a traditional Montessori program being that we place more emphasis on academic work, especially in the pre-Kindergarten classrooms. Our classrooms feature an ordered arrangement of learning materials in a warm, non-competitive environment. The freedom to choose hands-on activities helps to create self-directed independence. As a child repeats an exercise and becomes involved in a task, concentration develops and the child gains confidence and a love of learning. The individualized approach of our program allows each child to progress to his or her maximum potential at his or her own developmental rate.
Responsibility, respect, organizational skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to view experiences from different perspectives are also emphasized.