The most important part of life is not the age of university studies, but … the period of birth to the age of six. For that is the time when a man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori
The preschool and kindergarten years are when a child becomes the person he will be for the rest of his life. The environment he experiences during these critical years, the teachers that guide him and the community he lives within shape his entire personally. The activities he engages in can lay the foundation for a life of joyful, confident learning, or stunt his potential.
Choosing the right program is a very important task. At AIM, we follow the Montessori Method in our all our classrooms.
Between the ages of 3 and 6, the child goes through many sensitive periods, stretches of time where he is naturally drawn through certain activities, as if his brain required them to develop itself. For example, young preschoolers are almost obsessed with order: it’s a great time to teach that processes have a beginning, a middle and an end, that cleaning up is an essential part of each project. Older students become fascinated with quantities, and are eager and ready to learn much more math than many people realize.
At age 3, a child is also still able to learn another language effortlessly, if put in a supportive, language-rich environment. He is in the sensitive period for language, and can acquire it with an absorbent mind, in a way that won’t be accessible to him once he enters the elementary years.
Our Chinese or Japanese immersion Montessori program is the ideal environment to help your child reach his full potential.
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